npqb Rescue Technician
General Requirements
Because technical rescue is inherently dangerous and rescue technicians are frequently required to perform rigorous activities in adverse conditions, regional and national safety standards shall be included in agency policies and procedures. Rescue technicians shall complete all activities in the safest possible manner and shall follow national, federal, state, provincial, and local safety standards as they apply to the rescue technician.

Entrance Requirements
Before beginning training activities or engaging in rescue incidents, the following requirements shall be complied with:

(1) Age requirement established by the AHJ
(2) Medical requirements established by the AHJ
(3) Minimum physical fitness as required by the AHJ
(4) Emergency medical care performance capabilities for entry-level personnel
      developed and validated by the AHJ
(5) Minimum educational requirements established by the AHJ
(6) Minimum requirements for hazardous material incident and contact control training
      for entry-level personnel, validated by the AHJ

rope rescue - level Two
General Requirements
The job performance requirements are outlined in the following General Testing and Practical Testing downloads. All requirements shall be met prior to certification in Rope Rescue.

Schedule of Classes & Tests
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date / time competency location sign up
09/29/2008 - 8:00 amClass; runs through 10/9TBACall Us
10/10/2008 - 9:00Written TestTBACall Us
10/11/2008 - 9:00 amPractical TestTBACall Us

To Challenge an Exam
If you wish to challenge the examination process you must provide technical level training certificate, and be sponsored by an organization. You must pass the test with 70% or better and meet NFPA 1006 practical testing standards.

General Testing (Click here to download)
Identify the needed support resources
Size up a rescue incident
Manage incident hazards
Manage resources in a rescue incident
Conduct a search
Perform ground support operations for helicopter activities
Terminate the incident
Access a victim
Assess a victim
Stabalize the victim
Triage victims
Package an ill or injured victim
Move a victim in a low-angle environment
Transfer a victim to emergency medical services (EMS)
Inspect and maintain hazard-specific personal protective equipment
Inspect and maintain rescue equipment
Tie knots, bends and hitches
Construct a single-point anchor system
Construct a simple rope mechanical advantage system
Direct a team in the operation of a simple rope mechanical advantage system
Construct a lowering system
Direct a lowering operation
Construct a belay system
Operate belay system during a lowering or raising operation
Belay a falling load
Conduct a system safety check

Practical Testing (Click here to download)
Construct a multiple-point anchor system
Construct a comound rope mechanical advantage system
Construct a fixed rope system
Direct the operation of a compound rope mechanical advantage system
Complete an assignment while suspended from a rope rescue system
Move a victim in a high-angle or vertical environment
Direct a team in the construction of a highline system
Direct a team in the operation of a highline system
Ascend a fixed rope
Descend a fixed rope

Reference Materials (Click here to download)
NFPA Standard 1006, Rescue Technician Professional Qualifications, 2003 Edition,
  Chapters 4 - 6
Delmar, Engineering Practical Rope Rescue Systems, 2000 Edition
CMC Rope Rescue Manual, 3rd Edition, 1st Printing
High Angle Rescue Techniques, 2nd Edition
IFSTA Essentials of Fire Fighting, 4th Edition
Brady Prentice Hall, Prehospital Emergency Care, 6th Edition
NFPA 1983, Fire Service Life Safety Rope and Systems Components, 2001 Edition
Confined Space and Structural Rope Rescue, 1st Edition
IFSTA Fire Service First Responder, 1st Edition
IFSTA Fire Service Rescue, 6th Edition, 3rd Printing
SATRA, Rope Rescue Manual 2008

confined space rescue - level Two
General Requirements
The job performance requirements are outlined in the following General Testing and Practical Testing downloads. All requirements shall be met prior to certification in Confined Space Rescue.

Schedule of Classes & Tests
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date / time competency location sign up
07/28/2008 - 8:00 amClass; runs through 8/1TBACall Us
08/02/2008 - 9:00 amWrittenTBACall Us
08/03/2008 - 9:00 amPracticalTBACall Us

To Challenge an Exam
If you wish to challenge the examination process you must provide technical level training certificate, and be sponsored by an organization. You must pass the test with 70% or better and meet NFPA 1006 practical testing standards.

General Testing (Click here to download)
Identify the needed support resources
Size up a rescue incident
Manage incident hazards
Manage resources in a rescue incident
Conduct a search
Perform ground support operations for helicopter activities
Terminate the incident
Access a victim
Assess a victim
Stabalize the victim
Triage victims
Package an ill or injured victim
Move a victim in a low-angle environment
Transfer a victim to emergency medical services (EMS)
Inspect and maintain hazard-specific personal protective equipment
Inspect and maintain rescue equipment
Tie knots, bends and hitches
Construct a single-point anchor system
Construct a simple rope mechanical advantage system
Direct a team in the operation of a simple rope mechanical advantage system
Construct a lowering system
Direct a lowering operation
Construct a belay system
Operate belay system during a lowering or raising operation
Belay a falling load
Conduct a system safety check

Practical Testing (Click here to download)
Pre-plan a confined space incident
Assess the incident
Conduct monitoring of the environment
Control hazards
Prepare for entry into the confined space
Enter a confined space
Package the victim for removal from a confined space
Remove all entrants from a confined space
Terminate the confined space incident

Reference Materials (Click here to download)
NFPA 1006, Standard for Rescue Technician Professional Qualifications
CMC, Confined Space Entry and Rescue, 1st Edition
Delmar, Confined Space Rescue, 1st Edition
Delmar, First Responder Handbook, Fire Service Edition,1st Edition
Brady Prentice Hall, Prehospital Emergency Care, 6th Edition
SATRA, Confined Space Entry and Rescue 2008 Manual

Structural collapse - level Two
General Requirements
The job performance requirements are outlined in the following download. All requirements shall be met prior to certification in structural collapse rescue.

Schedule of Classes & Tests
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date / time competency location sign up
No Classes Scheduled.

To Challenge an Exam
If you wish to challenge the examination process you must provide technical level training certificate, and be sponsored by an organization. You must pass the test with 70% or better and meet NFPA 1006 practical testing standards.

General Testing (Click here to download)
Identify the needed support resources
Size up a rescue incident
Manage incident hazards
Manage resources in a rescue incident
Conduct a search
Perform ground support operations for helicopter activities
Terminate the incident
Access a victim
Assess a victim
Stabalize the victim
Triage victims
Package an ill or injured victim
Move a victim in a low-angle environment
Transfer a victim to emergency medical services (EMS)
Inspect and maintain hazard-specific personal protective equipment
Inspect and maintain rescue equipment
Tie knots, bends and hitches
Construct a single-point anchor system
Construct a simple rope mechanical advantage system
Direct a team in the operation of a simple rope mechanical advantage system
Construct a lowering system
Direct a lowering operation
Construct a belay system
Operate belay system during a lowering or raising operation
Belay a falling load
Conduct a system safety check

Practical Testing (Click here to download)
Conduct a size-up of a collapsed structure
Determine potential victim locations
Develop a collapse rescue incident action plan
Implement a collapse rescue incident action plan
Search a collapsed structure
Stabilize a collapsed light-frame structure as a member of a team
Stabilize a collapsed heavy construction-type structure as a memeber of a team
Implement collapse support operations at a rescue incident
Release a victim from entrapment by components of a collapsed structure
Remove a victim from a collapse incident
Lift a heavy load as a team member
Move a heavy load as a team member
Breach structural components
Cut through structural steel
Construct cribbing systems
Coordinate the use of heavy equipment

Reference Materials (Click here to download)
NFPA 1006, Standard for Rescue Technician Professional Qualifications, 2003 Edition
FEMA National US&R Response System, Structural Collapse Technician

 
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npqb Rescue Technician l1
npqb Rescue Technician l2
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NPQB - Level Two
Rope Rescue
Confined Space
Structural Collapse

Training Downloads
US&R Structures (FOG)
US&R Response (FOG)
Fema Structural Collapse
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