ASP122 – 36.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Emergency Services Training Institute at (866) 878-8900 or to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

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 Requirements

Personal 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.”

Attendance Requirements

To meet attendance requirements, participants must review each training module and complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and/or end of course exam.


Rope Rescue Awareness and Operations NFPA 1006 or equivalent training



  • Elements of a trench rescue
  • Excavation & trench accidents
  • Hazard identifications
  • Protective systems
  • Soil analysis
  • Soil analysis and mechanics
  • Soil Classifications
  • The OSHA excavation standard

Suggested Audience

All emergency response personnel, including fire prevention, suppressions, control and safety personnel.

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas (SFFMA)

Other Information

Registration Requirements

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.

Late Registration

The full rate will be applied after the early-bird registration deadline.

Thank you for the invitation to attend the BEDC recently held in Frisco. As a Board member of an EDC and not being my chosen career, I wanted to express my appreciation for the varied speakers assembled and case studies discussed. It was informative, enjoyable and time well spent. I look forward to the next opportunity to broaden my knowledge of the EDC world in such a pleasant environment that you create.

— Gary Carley, BEDC Participant, Nov 2016, Frisco EDC
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