Fire Service Technical Search and Rescue, 8th Edition

Fire Service Technical Search and Rescue, 8th Edition

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Fire Service Technical Search and Rescue, 8th Edition is a primary training text for Level I Rescuers according to NFPA® 1006. The manual presents the knowledge and skills for fire service search and technical rescue for Level I Rescuers to safely and effectively conduct Operations-level rescues as defined in NFPA® 1006. The book also supports the corresponding chapters of NFPA® 1670, Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents (2014 Edition). According to NFPA® 1670, an Operations Level Rescuer is able to participate in more complex search and rescue incidents under the supervision of a Rescue Technician.
This NEW training manual focuses on Operations-level situations most common for firefighters and rescue squad members. Technician-level information has been included to provide Operations-level fire/rescue personnel with the background information needed to effectively support complex technical rescue operations. A firefighter or rescue squad member will find the knowledge and skills in this manual, to safely and effectively perform basic search and rescue operations under appropriate supervision.

Curriculum USB Flash Drive is now available. This customizable curriculum includes lesson plans for the instructor complete with learning objectives, lesson outlines and assignment sheets. PowerPoint® visuals, skill sheets, quizzes and clip art are also included in the curriculum.

  • Publisher: Fire Protection Publications
  • ISBN: 978-0-87939-580-3
  • Edition: 8th Edition
  • Year: 2015
  • Pages: 454
  • IFSTA Item Number: 36470

Chapter List

1. Introduction to Technical Rescue
2. PPE and Rescue Equipment
3. Scene Support Operations
4. Preincident Planning and Hazard Recognition
5. Organizing the Response
6. Search Operations
7. Victim Management
8. Basic Ropes and Systems
9. Low-Angle and High-Angle Rope Rescue
10. Confined Space Rescue
11. Trench Rescue
12. Structural Collapse Rescue
13. Surface Water Rescue
14. Swift Water Rescue

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