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.
- 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.
* Hazardous Materials Awareness
Instructional Hours: 32
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
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.
Instructional Hours: 27
Site operations include identification of support resources required for specific rescue incidents, size up of a rescue incident, management of rescue incident hazards, management of resources in a rescue incident, conducting searches, performance of ground support for helicopter activities, and termination of a technical rescue operation.
Instructional Hours: 30
To provide the student with the knowledge and skills to perform technician-level trench rescue operations.
Major topics covered in this course include preparation and response, support operations and trench access, disentanglement, trench rescue equipment, and practice sessions on intersecting and non-intersecting trenches. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, classroom exercises, audio/visual materials, practical exercises, and written examinations.
Instructional Hours: 54
The objective of this is to provide the skills necessary for an emergency services responder to function as part of a special team to extricate victims in low and high angle environment.
Major topics covered in this course include anchoring, mechanical advantage systems, rappelling in the vertical environment, and constructing high-line rescue systems. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, audio/visual material, lab/shop instruction, skill check evaluations, and a final examination.
Instructional Hours: 48
The objective of this course is to provide rescuers with an introduction to water hydraulics and interpretation, proper equipment use, and self-rescue swimming techniques in swiftwater and flood conditions. The course also provides a base level of knowledge to aid rescuers with advanced problems of river searches, the use of boats, and rope systems.