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Below are the descriptions of our classes to register please visit our Training Calendar.

 

Confined Space Rescue Technician (CSRT)

This course provides information to identify confined spaces and permit required confined spaces, evaluate hazardous atmospheres, determine adequate levels of personal protection, techniques needed for hazard mitigation, identify basic operational positions, understand responsibility set by CAL-OSHA, and prepare for confined space rescue operations.

  • Prerequisite: None                                    
  • Textbook and California State Fire Marshal certificate issued
  • 24 Students

Low Angle Rope Rescue Operations (LARRO)

CA State Fire Marshal FSTEP certified course is designed to equip the student with the techniques and methods for using rope, webbing, hardware, friction devices, litters in low angle rescue situations.  Areas covered include: Rope and related equipment, anchor systems, safety lines, stretcher lashing and rigging, mechanical advantage systems and single line and two line rescue systems. Designed for all fire service personnel. Prerequisite for Rescue Systems 1 course.

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Textbook and California State Fire Marshal certificate issued
  • 24 Students

Rescue Systems One: Basic Rescue Skills (RS1)

The topics include: Team organization, rescue, and environmental considerations, use the ropes, knots rigging and pulley systems, descending, rappelling, and belaying tools and techniques, subsurface rescue techniques, use of cribbing,  wedges, cutting/prying and hydraulic tools, use the fire service ladders in specialized rescue situations, and day and night simulated rescued exercises.

  • Prerequisite: Low Angle Rope Rescue Operational (Provide copy of certificate when requested)
  • Textbook and California State Fire Marshal certificate issued 
  • 24 Students

Rescue Systems Two: Advanced Rescue Skills (RS2)

RS2 will prepare rescuers in recognizing hazards, using equipment and implementing techniques necessary to operate at structural collapse incidents involving all types of construction.  The following three different rescue disciplines will be covered; Shoring; Breaking, Breaching & Burning; Lifting & Moving.

  • Prerequisite: Rescue Systems 1 (Provide copy of certificate when requested)
  • Textbook and California State Fire Marshal certificate issued
  • 24 Students

Rope Rescue Technician (RRT)    

This five day course is designed to meet certification requirements for Rope Rescue Technician based on NFPA 1006, 2013 edition.  After completion of this course students will take written and skills tests on chapter 5 and Chapter 6 per NFPA 1006 job performance requirements. This training will include the participants ability to evaluate, manage, and perform a technical rope rescue as described by NFPA 1006 and NFPA 1670.  Topics: multi-point anchor systems, compound rope mechanical advantage systems, ascending and descending a fixed rope, fixed rope systems, patient pickoffs and highline systems.

  • Prerequisite: Rescue Systems 1 (Provide copy of certificate when requested)
  • Pre-Test Study Guide: A study guide will be electronically sent to attendees to prepare for a pass/fail requisite skills test to be delivered the first in class
  • 24 Students

Structural Collapse Specialist and Rescue Systems 2 (SCS/RS2)

This is the DHS/FEMA US&R Structural Collapse Technician curriculum; which meets or exceeds NFPA 1670 and 1006 (most current editions).  SCT is an 8 day, 80 hours course which meets position description requirements for FEMA US&R Rescue Specialist, Officer, Manager and Safety Officer.  SCT will prepare rescuers to recognizing hazards, using equipment and implementing techniques necessary to operate at structural collapse incidents involving all types of construction.                                              

  • Prerequisite: Rescue Systems 1, Confined Space Rescue Technician, Trench Rescue Technician and Rope Rescue Technician (Provide copy of certificate when requested)
  • 24 Students

Swiftwater Rescue Operations (SRO) NFPA 1670 Level  

This two (2) day course is a basic level water rescue course for emergency first responders designed to meet and exceed the NFPA 1670 Standard on Operations & Training for Technical Search & Rescue Incidents (Revised 2009) for water at the operations level.  At the conclusion of this course, students will have the ability to self-rescue, perform land based rescues, and support technicians for in-water and advanced rescue techniques. Topics: Hydrology, water rescue assessment and size up, self-rescue skills, land based victim rescue skills, simple rope rescue systems, and technician support skills.  

  • Prerequisite: Basic swimming ability, LARRO recommended. (Provide copy of certificate when requested)
  • PPE:  Water PPE (Swiftwater helmet, full wetsuit / drysuit, type III or V rescue PFD with whistle, and booties
  • 24 Students

Swiftwater Rescue Technician (SRTI) & Advanced (SRTA) NFPA 1670 Swiftwater Technician Level II

This six (6) day course is designed to meet certification requirements for Swiftwater Rescue Technician I & II based on NFPA 1006, 2008 edition. This training will include the participants ability to evaluate, manage and perform a technical Swiftwater rescue as described by NFPA 1006 and NFPA 1670.  Topics: Hydrology, self-rescue skills, land and in-water contact victim rescue skills, simple and advanced rope rescue systems, search skills and live helicopter short-haul exercises.  

  • Prerequisite: RRT required.  (Provide copy of certificate when requested)       
  • After completion of each course (SRTI & SRTA) students will take written and skills tests on Chapter 5 and Chapter 12 per NFPA 1006 job performance requirements.
  • PPE: Water PPE (Swiftwater helmet, drysuit, type V rescue PFD with whistle and knife, gloves and booties). Equipment will NOT be offered through the class, but can be rented through 3rd party companies at the students expense.
  • Class location: Kern County (Kern River), CA
  • 20 Students

Trench Rescue Technician (TRT)

This course is designed to train fire service personnel in hands-on application of the techniques necessary to safely affect a rescue from an excavation or trench cave-in.  Topics include: Critical considerations while responding to trenching emergencies, evaluation of cave-in scenes, basic life support procedures and temporary protection for victims, specialized tool usage, shoring techniques, and  below grade rescue safety procedures.

  • Prerequisite: None                                  
  • Textbook and California State Fire Marshal certificate issued 
  • 24 Students
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