This course teaches the skills needed to safely and efficiently perform trench rescues in industrial and municipal environments. Topics include trench and excavation rescue up to and including technician level.
Successful completion of this course will provide the participant with the skills necessary to meet the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1006, Standard for Rescue Technician Professional Qualifications (2013 Ed.) Chapter 5, “Job Performance Requirements.”
This course does not lead to the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board) certification.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Course Completion RequirementsPersonal Protective Equipment (PPE) Level 5 as described in the TEEX Student Safety Manual under the heading of "Rope rescue, confined space rescue, and trench rescue courses."
Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.
Rope Rescue Awareness and Operations NFPA 1006 or equivalent training
TopicsElements of a trench rescue +Excavation & trench accidents +Hazard identifications +Protective systems +Soil analysis +• Soil analysis and mechanics +• Soil Classifications +The OSHA excavation standard
Suggested AudienceAll emergency response personnel, including fire prevention, suppressions, control and safety personnel.
Continuing Education and Professional CreditsState Firefighters' and Fire Marshals' Association of Texas (SFFMA)
Annual Schools require that you use the online registration system. If you are using a Purchase Order (including H.B. 2604 voucher) please place the number in the PO field for payment. Please know we must have a copy of the PO or voucher within 48 hours of your registration or you will be canceled out of the class.
The full rate will be applied after the early-bird registration deadline.