Confined Space Rescue

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Valleytown Fire Dept. / Cherokee Co., NC
2769 Stewart Rd.
Andrews, NC 28901
Confined Space Rescue Schedule

Rescue Ops.  August 15  1800-2200 hrs.
Rescue Ops.  August 16  1800-2200 hrs.
Rescue Ops.  August 17  1800-2200 hrs.

Hazard Control- August 18  0800-1800 hrs.
Hazard Control- August 27  1800-2200 hrs.
Hazard Control- August 28  1800-2200 hrs.
Hazard Control- August 29  1800-2200 hrs.
Hazard Control- August 30  1800-2200 hrs.

Rescue Rigging- September 8 0800-1800 hrs.
Rescue Rigging- September 9 0800-1800 hrs. 
Rescue Rigging- Septemeber 10 1800-2200 hrs.

Victim Management- October 7 0800-1800

Courses: Hours
Rescue Operations for Confined Space 9
Rescue Rigging for Confined Space 21
Hazard Control 25
Victim Management 9
Confined Space Rescue Technician Series (taken as one course) 64

Confined Space Course Descriptions:

This series will present the Technical Rescuer with the knowledge, skills, and ability to satisfy the requirements of Chapter Seven (Confined Space) of NFPA 1006: Standard for Technical Rescue Professional Qualifications.

Classes included in this course are:

Prerequisites:
Students attending this course should have completed the NFPA 1006 Rope Rescue Technician program prior to attending.

Rescue Operations for Confined Space

This class will present the Technical Rescuer with the requirements for pre-planning, scene size-up, and hazards assessment for incidents involving confined space emergencies. This class will also introduce the Technical Rescuer to applicable standards confined spaces (permit required and non permit required), PPE, and rescue equipment needed for emergencies involving confined spaces.

Rescue Rigging for Confined Space

This course will present to the Technical Rescuer the proper use of ropes and other related rescue rigging equipment used during trench & confined space emergencies. This course will involve the setup of various ladder and timber configuration, anchors, and mechanical advantage systems used for technical rescues.

Hazard Control

This class will present the Technical Rescuer with the correct techniques for the setup, operation, and function of various hazard control measures and devices used during confined space rescue incidents.

Victim Management

This class will offer the Technical Rescuer practical application for gaining, accessing, stabilizing, packaging, and removing patients from a confined space incident.

Equipment Needs: 

  • Coveralls/ Flightsuit or BDU's
  • Rescue Helmet
  • Leather work or mechanic gloves
  • Eye Protection
  • Air Purified Respirator
  • Clothing suitable for diverse weather
  • Work Boots
  • Class III NFPA 1983 Compliant Rescue Harness
  • Snacks or hydration Systems
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