Rescue Technician - Structural Collapse Technician

Instructional Hours: 84.00

Course Objective: To provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to function as part of an integrated rescue team to extricate victims from a structural collapse situation.

Course Description: Major topics covered in this course include safety and security, building materials and structural collapse, collapse patterns, hazard identification and building monitoring, USR strategy and structure size-up, tools, shoring basics, shoring construction, breaching, breaking, cutting and burning operations, lifting and rigging, and victim considerations. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion and team-focused practical exercises.

>Successful Completion: Students must attend 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 examinations. This course partially satisfies the professional certification requirements for Structural Collapse 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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