Indiana Firefighter Training System - Indiana Department of Homeland Security

Technical Rescue

This two day course expands upon the operations course and is designed for the ground search crew leader. The knowledge and skills topics covered in this technician course include: SAR management at the crew leader level, leadership for crew, strike, & task force leader, crew safety & crew leader equipment, stress management, advanced land navigation, nighttime land navigation & field exercises, ground crew search tactics leadership & management, air-ground coordination, negotiating hazardous terrain, and an outdoor mock search exercise as a crew-leader. This course is based on ASTM and NFPA standards for searching rural and wilderness environments. Note: Since several field exercises are included in this course the student must come equipped for any weather and be prepared for physical exertion in the field.

PRE-REQUISITES:

  • SAR200 GROUND SEARCH TECHNIQUES-Awareness
  • ICS 100 (Introduction to Incident Command)
  • IS 700 (Introduction to NIMS)
  • ICS 200 (Basic Incident Command)
  • IS 800 (Introduction to the National Response Plan)
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction /terrorism AWARENESS (or equivalent)
  • HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AWARENESS

This two day course is designed to cover basic and general knowledge on the following topic areas: Structural Collapse Rescue, Rope Rescue, Confined Space rescue, Vehicle and Machinery Rescue, Water Rescue, Wilderness rescue, and Trench/Excavation Rescue. These seven areas are identified in NFPA 1670. The information you will be provided will be at an awareness level.  This class does not contain hands on training. 

 

PREREQUISITES: 
* Hazardous Materials Awareness

Instructional Hours: 32

Course Description:

This course is designed to provide entry level emergency responders with the knowledge and skills to meet the minimum job performance requirements as outlined in NFPA 1006. It offers a combination of classroom and practical evolution's that allow students to learn proper techniques to plan for a vehicle/machinery incident, establish fire protection, stabilize a vehicle or machine, isolate potential harmful energy sources, determine vehicle access and egress points, create and egress openings for rescue, disentangle and remove victims and terminate the incident.

 

 

 

Instructional Hours: 24

Course Description:

This course is designed to provide experienced emergency responders with the knowledge and skills to meet the minimum job performance requirements as outlined in NFPA 1006. It offers a combination of classroom and practical evolution's that allow students to learn proper techniques to plan for large vehicle and heavy machinery incidents, establish fire protection, stabilize a vehicle or machine, isolate potential harmful energy sources, determine vehicle access and egress points, create and egress openings for rescue, disentangle and remove victims and terminate the incident.

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