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TECHNICAL RESCUE TRAINING

Enhance your career by gaining a solid, broad-based education in urban search and rescue training and response.

 

Vehicle & Machinery Rescue (VMR) Operations – The Vehicle & Machinery Rescue Operations course is designed to provide the participant with the skills and knowledge required to perform basic vehicle and machinery rescue operations utilizing appropriate equipment, methodologies, protocols, and patient and resource management techniques. The course covers Chapters 5, 10.1, and 19.1 of NFPA 1006 and Chapters 4, 9.1 through 9.3, and 12.1 through 12.3 of NFPA 1670. Additionally, this course meets, or exceeds, the training requirements listed in 69A-37.065


Vehicle & Machinery Rescue (VMR) Technician – The Vehicle & Machinery Rescue Technician course is designed to provide the participant with the skills and knowledge required to perform advanced vehicle and machinery rescue operations utilizing appropriate equipment, methodologies, protocols, and patient and resource management techniques. The course covers Chapters 5, 10.2, and 19.2 of NFPA 1006 and Chapters 4, 9.1 through 9.4, and 12.1 through 12.4 of NFPA 1670. Additionally, this course meets, or exceeds, the training requirements listed in 69A-37.065


Trench and Excavation Rescue Operations and Technician – The Trench and Excavation Rescue Operations and Technician (combined) course is designed to provide the participant with the skills and knowledge required to perform basic and advanced trench and excavation rescue operations utilizing appropriate equipment, methodologies, protocols, and patient and resource management techniques. The course covers Chapters 5 and 8 of NFPA 1006 and Chapters 4 and 11 of NFPA 1670. Additionally, this course meets, or exceeds, the training requirements listed in 69A-37.065(7)


Structural Collapse Rescue Operations - The Structural Collapse Rescue Operations course is designed to provide the participant with the skills and knowledge required to perform rescues at structural collapse incidents resulting from natural disasters or terrorist incidents utilizing appropriate equipment, methodologies, protocols, and patient and resource management techniques. The course covers Chapters 5 and 9.1 of NFPA 1006 and Chapters 4 and 6.1 through 6.3 of NFPA 1670. Additionally, this course meets, or exceeds, the training requirements listed in 69A-37.065(7) F.A.C. Florida Urban Search and Rescue (FLUSAR) Program. Every effort in this course is made to ensure consistent terminology and training within the discipline of urban search and rescue (US&R), so this course mirrors the DHS/FEMA National US&R Response System curriculum.

Structural Collapse Rescue Technician – The Structural Collapse Rescue Technician course is designed to provide the participant with the skills and knowledge required to perform rescues at structural collapse incidents resulting from natural disasters or terrorist incidents utilizing appropriate equipment, methodologies, protocols, and patient and resource management techniques. The course covers Chapters 5 and 9.2 of NFPA 1006 and Chapters 4 and 6.1 through 6.4 of NFPA 1670. Additionally, this course meets, or exceeds, the training requirements listed in 69A-37.065(7) F.A.C. Florida Urban Search and Rescue (FLUSAR) Program. This course differs from the 40 hour Structural Collapse Rescue Operations level course by proving increased time to perform more in-depth skill sets as required by the Department of Homeland Security/ Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS/FEMA) curriculum. Every effort in this course is made to ensure consistent terminology and training within the discipline of urban search and rescue (US&R), so this course mirrors the DHS/FEMA National US&R Response System curriculum.

Heavy Equipment and Rigging Specialist (HERS) – The Heavy Equipment and Rigging Specialist (HERS) course is designed to provide Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Task Force personnel with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the HERS function for a US&R team during a disaster or a planned event. This hands-on course builds upon the skills learned in structural collapse training and exposes participants to complex rigging scenarios and advanced metal cutting. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to successfully perform the position of HERS on a US&R team. This course was built around the objectives outlined in the FEMA Heavy Equipment and Rigging (HERS) curriculum.


Technical Search Specialist – The Technical Search Specialist course is designed to provide Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Task Force personnel with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the technical search functions for a US&R team during a disaster or a planned event. Participants will learn the essential requirements necessary to perform all physical, visual, and technical search functions. Upon completion, participants will be able to successfully perform the position of Technical Search Specialist on a US&R team. In addition to realistic scenarios, participants will participate in a realistic full-scale exercise allowing them to put to practice what they have learned (note- this exercise may be held off-site from the LTIPS campus at an acquired structure). US&R Task Force members attending this course will need to bring 1-2 search cameras, a listening device (Delsar, etc.), and 1-2 GPS units for use during the course. This course meets or exceeds the objectives set forth by FEMA, and uses FEMA curriculum where applicable.

Rope Rescue Operations - This course is the basis for conducting safe and systematic rescues in rope rescue situations. It addresses the job performance requirements and the requisite knowledge and skills. This course covers several technical aspects involved in rope rescue; with the use of traditional classroom and practical exercises. The subjects covered include: Rescuer roles and responsibilities, different elements and purposes of rescue haul systems, belaying systems, changes of direction, ascending climbing systems, stokes basket operations, patient pick-offs, and tether systems. Instructional knowledge on how to properly construct and utilize mechanical advantage systems, belay systems, high point anchor systems, and haul systems conversion will be included. The program includes both written and lecture materials as well as thorough skills and hands-on interactions.

Rope Rescue Technician – This course is the basis for conducting safe and systematic rescues in rope rescue situations. It addresses the job performance requirements and the requisite knowledge and skills.This course provides you with the skills necessary to conduct operations at technical rescue incidents safely and effectively based on hazard analysis, risk assessment, training level of personnel, and availability of internal and external resources.This course is designed to meet or exceed the applicable sections of NFPA 1670, Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents.

Confined Space Rescue Operations & Technician – This 40 hour course is the basis for conducting safe and systematic rescues in confined space situations. It addresses the job performance requirements and the requisite knowledge and skills. This course covers several technical aspects involved in confined space rescue; with the use of traditional classroom and practical exercises. The subjects covered include: Rescuer roles and responsibilities, hazard identification, proper rescue techniques, atmospheric monitoring and testing, ventilation, and characteristics of non-permit and permit—required confined spaces. This course is designed to meet or exceed the applicable sections of NFPA 1670 (2014), Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents.


Man VS Machine Rescue – A three-day program designed for firefighters and company officers. Man VS Machine rescue goes way beyond the V.M.R. course content. The focus of the class is specialized machinery and equipment. This also covers everyday commercial kitchen equipment and small shops with machinery and presses, basic ring removal and impalements. Impalements can come in many forms — such as wood sign poles, trees from car accidents into the woods, steel signposts, fence posts, rebar from construction sites — the list for both is almost truly endless. Other topics to be trained on will be The Sleeping Dragon is a maneuver used by protesters to cause disruption. It involves handcuffs and PVC pipe as a series of protesters are handcuffed together through the PVC pipe, which precludes police from simply using bolt cutters to break the handcuffs. Advanced variations include covering the PVC pipe with elements which will make it more difficult to break. Examples include chicken wire, tar and duct tape. Another variation is filling the PVC pipe with concrete. Often the protesters will chain, lock, or otherwise secure themselves to immovable objects, resulting in a difficult-to-remove human obstacle. This tactic will prolong the time of the demonstration or protest. Our Hands-On Training Program allows students to use various hand and power tools in scenarios ranging from limb entrapments / crush injuries to impalements.