Rescue Technician - Trench Rescue Operations

Instructional Hours: 30.00

Course Objective: To provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to function as part of an integrated rescue ream to extricate victims in a trench rescue operation.

Course Description: Major topics covered in this course include preparation and response, support operations and trench access, disentanglement, trench rescue equipment, and intersecting and non-intersecting trenches. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion and team-focused practical exercises.

Successful Completion: Students must attend all required classroom sessions, complete homework assignments, demonstrate proficiency in the practical skills evolutions and obtain a score of 70% or better on the final written and practical examination. This course partially satisfies the professional certification requirements for Trench Technical Rescuer I and II.


Personal Protective Equipment and SCBA (FIRE 099), Protective Envelope and Foam (FIRE 102), Pre-Emergency Response Training (FIRE 103), Firefighter I (FIRE 101) or equivalent AND Rescue Technician - Site Operations (RES-101) or equivalent.

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