Rescue Technician - Site Operations
RES-101

Instructional Hours: 27.00

Course Objective: To provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform site operations, victim management, maintenance of rescue equipment and specific ropes and rigging skills.

Course Description: Major topics covered in this course 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, termination of a technical rescue operation, maintaining rescue equipment, ropes and rigging and victim management. 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.

Prerequisites:
Protective Envelope and Foam (FIRE 102), Pre-Emergency Response Training (FIRE 103), Firefighter I (FIRE 101) or equivalent.

Certification:
Upon successful completion, this course partially satisfies the professional certification requirements for:

  • Vehicle and Machinery Technical Rescuer I & II