This 40-hour course is designed to train the student in the skills required for certification in Trench Rescue. Skills for this program of instruction are drawn out of the job performance requirements found in Chapter 8 of NFPA 1006 2008 Ed., the NFPA Standard for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications. Students will receive instruction on the fundamental as well as advanced aspects of trench rescue in both classroom and practical settings, including scenario-based instruction.
Skills taught include:
- Equipment Selection & Inspection
- Incident Size-Up & Victim Management
- Equipment Safety Factors & Maintenance
- Collapse Types
- Soil Physics
- Sheeting & Shoring
- Patient Assessment, Removal & Packaging
- Shoring of Deep Trenches
- Shoring of Intersecting Trenches
- Lifting & Cribbing
- Air Bags & Supplemental Sheeting
- Heavy Equipment
Students that successfully complete the program of instruction and pass a written and hands-on skills evaluation will receive national certification through The National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (The Pro Board).
All students must meet the requirements of NFPA 1006 2008 Ed. Chapter 5.
Textbooks required for class will be checked out to the student the first day of class and will be returned prior to receiving their certificate. Textbooks can be purchased with advanced notice.
Students are required to provide and bring to class each day the following:
- Helmet meeting ANSI rating
- Eye protection meeting ANSI rating
- Steel toed safety shoe meeting ANSI rating
All classes will be held regardless of weather conditions, foul weather gear is the responsibility of the student.
For open enrollment classes, click on the links below. You will be taken to our registration portal where you will register and pay for the course. If there are no courses listed or if your organization would like to talk about a custom course offering please contact us to discuss your needs.
– Trench Rescue Levels 1 & 2 –
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All fees must be paid prior to the start of the program.
The REACT Center reserves the right to cancel classes not meeting minimum enrolment levels – full refunds will be issued to affected students. Course dates and associated fees are subject to change without notice.