Confined Space Rescue Technician
Program Length: 48 Hours
This course is meets the FEMA’s requirements and may also eligible for certification with Pro-Board. This program will prepare students to operate as a team member within the NIMS (National Incident Management System) at a CBRNE (Chemical-Biological-Radiological-Nuclear-Explosive) WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction) Event requiring statewide response that has resulted in the need for a permit required confined space rescue at the Technician level. This program is designed in accordance with the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) 1670 Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents, 2009 edition as well as NFPA 1006 Standard for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications.
Special emphasis is given to rescuer safety, tactical scene management, patient care, decontamination, and the construction and operation of retrieval systems. Federal and state regulations for confined space, high angle, and hazardous materials incidents, the use of specialized equipment for atmospheric monitoring, and commercial and rescuer constructed retrieval systems are a part of this program.
A series of simulated rescue evolutions will challenge the student to deal with rescuing the rescuer in a contaminated atmosphere.