NFPA 1006 - Rescue Technician Professional Qualifications

2 firefighters removing a windshield and a second photo of firefighter on a rope
Develop your rescue operations skills with one or more specialized courses.
 
Emergency services rescue training is divided into specialized fields:
  • rope rescue
  • confined space rescue
  • vehicle rescue
At the Emergency Training Centre (ETC) we offer week long training in each discipline. See the details in each drop down, including any prerequisites.
 
Technical rescue training is for agencies that do or support rescue operations.
 
Take one of the scheduled courses onsite, or organize training for your group at ETC or your location.
 
To arrange for corporate training, please call ETC's business development office toll-free at 1 800 661 6490 ext 2038 or 8437,  or e-mail businessdev@lakelandcollege.ca.
 
 
 

Rescue Awareness
(NFPA 1006 Ch.5)

Rescue Awareness (NFPA 1006 Ch.5)

Course ID: #RT-100
Course description: This course is the pre-requisite for all the technical disciplines that fall under NFPA 1006.
 
You will learn about:
  • basic command system
  • rescue operations organization
  • surveying the scene for hazards
  • scene safety
  • personal protective equipment
  • rescue equipment
  • care and maintenance of personal protective equipment
  • ground support for helicopters
  • site operations
  • resource management
  • terminating an incident
  • knots
  • single-point anchors and rigging
  • hauling and belaying systems​
Pre-requisite:  FMR, EMR, Advanced First Aid (St. John’s or Red Cross) or equivalent
Textbook: Vines, T. & Hudson, S. (Eds.). (2016). High-Angle Rope Rescue Techniques: Levels I & II, 4th ed. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
Evaluation: practical evaluation, proctored written exam
Certification: Successful students are eligible to apply for IFSAC and ProBoard certification.
Cost: $1,245
Delivery options:
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Rope Rescue
Level I and Level II

Rope Rescue Level I and Level II

Course ID: #RT-110/RT-120
Course description: This technician course builds on and extends the skills and knowledge gained in Rescue Awareness (NFPA 1006 Ch. 5). You will learn skills necessary to participate and/or lead a rope rescue operation. 
 
You will learn about:
  • steep and high-angle rescue techniques
  • multiple-point anchors
  • compound rope haul systems
  • ascending and descending a fixed rope
  • performing various tasks while suspended from a rope rescue system
  • moving a victim in a high-angle or vertical environment
  • highline systems
Pre-requisite:  RT-100
Textbook: Vines, T. & Hudson, S. (Eds.). (2016). High-Angle Rope Rescue Techniques: Levels I & II, 4th ed. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
Evaluation: practical evaluation, proctored written exam
Certification: Successful students are eligible to apply for IFSAC and ProBoard certification.
Cost: $1,550
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Confined Space Rescue
Level I & Level 2

Confined Space Rescue Level I & Level 2

Course ID: #RT-111/RT-121
Course description: This course teaches you to become proactive in rescue by:
  • recognizing the hazards of a confined space
  • identifying which of those hazards can be managed
  • taking the proper steps to safely and effectively manage the hazard through basic and advanced skill sets.
Skills covered include:
  • pre-planning a rescue
  • air monitoring
  • lockout/tagout
  • ventilation
  • inerting
  • using an Incident Command System
  • strategic rescue factors
  • safety
  • providing built-in rescue equipment
  • managing the hazards of a confined space
You also participate in a critical discussion about accident prevention.
 
Pre-requisite:  RT-100
Textbook: Browne, G. J. & Crist, G. S. (2010). Technical Rescuer Confined Space Levels I & II. Clifton Park, NY: Delmar Cengage Learning.
Evaluation: practical evaluation, proctored written exam
Certification: Successful students are eligible to apply for IFSAC and ProBoard certification.
Cost: $1,095
Delivery options:
 
  • On-site schedule 2020: Aug 10 - 14
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Vehicle Rescue

Vehicle Rescue

Course ID: #RT-113
Course description:This course prepares you to recognize the importance of all aspects of the incident scene, including:
  • planning
  • accessing the rescue scene
  • stabilizing and packaging a victim
  • extricating the vehicle
  • ending the incident
Prerequisite: RT-100
Textbooks:
  • IFSTA. Principles of Vehicle Extrication (4th  ed). Fire Protection Publications, Oklahoma State University.
  • IFSTA. Essentials of Firefighting (6th ed). Fire Protection Publications, Oklahoma State University.
Evaluation: practical evaluation, proctored written exam
Certification: This course meets the NFPA 1006 standard but is not IFSAC or ProBoard certified at this time.
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Trench Rescue
Level I & Level II

Trench Rescue Level I & Level II

Course ID: #RT-112/RT-122
Course description: This course takes you from the basic information required for recognizing hazards that are specific to trench emergencies through to the necessary skills required to safely perform a rescue involving a trench or excavation site. Trench Rescue Operations Level I and Level II provides a combination of theoretical and practical skills training.
Level I training involves:
  • trenches that are no deeper than 2.4 m and are non-intersecting
  • basic shoring and sheeting techniques
  • site operations
  • personal protective equipment
  • hazard monitoring and control
  • patient extrication techniques.
 
Level II training includes:
  • more complex safety systems required for performing rescues in trenches deeper than 2.4 m or that intersect (such as ‘T’ or ‘Y’ excavations)
  • lifting and stabilization with heavy equipment
  • specialized and supplemental shoring and sheeting
  • specialized trench safety systems
  • hazard assessment
  • monitoring and control
  • ventilation techniques
  • patient extrication techniques
Pre-requisite: RT-100
Textbook: Martinette, Cecil V. “Buddy” Jr. (2013). Trench rescue awareness, operations, technician 2nd ed. Mississauga, ON: Jones and Bartlett.
Evaluation: practical evaluation, proctored written exam
Certification: Successful students are eligible to apply for IFSAC and ProBoard certification.
Delivery options:

Machinery Rescue

Machinery Rescue

Course ID: #RT0???
Course description: This course prepares you to recognize the importance of all aspects of incident scenes involving industrial or agricultural machinery, including:
  • planning
  • accessing the rescue scene
  • design features and potential hazards of these types of machinery
  • stabilization techniques
  • medical assessments
  • packaging a victim
Prerequisite: RT-100
Evaluation: practical evaluation, proctored written exam
Certification: This course meets the NFPA 1006 standard but is not IFSAC or ProBoard certified at this time.
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