This course is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge required for certification to Chapter 8, "Trench Rescue," as described in National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1006, Standard for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications (2013 edition).
The course covers confined space rescue operations, utilizing appropriate equipment, methodologies, protocols, and patient and resource management techniques.
Participants who successfully complete the course and pass the required written and skills test receive a National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board) certification.
Any student can register and once completing the course and skills successfully will receive a TEEX completion certificate. If the student requires Pro Board certification please find the requirements with prerequisites below;
Pro Board Certification
For national Pro Board certification, the following are the minimum certification requirements as defined by the NFPA standards and TEEX/ESTI:
- Rope Rescue Level I certification , NFPA 1006, Standard For Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications, Chapter 6
- Confined Space Rescue Level I certification, NFPA 1006 Standard For Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications, Chapter 7
Participants must hold one of the above Pro Board certifications to be eligible to test for Trench Rescue Pro Board
Participants must pass Trench Rescue Level I to receive certifications For Trench Rescue Level II.
Course Completion Requirements
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
PPE Level 2 includes:
- Rescue helmet with a chin strap with 3-point attachment
- Rope rescue gloves, all-leather work gloves
- Eye protection
- Approved safety-toe boots
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For all municipal and industrial firefighters, as well as any other personnel involved with technical rescue incident response and is designed to meet the training requirements of NFPA 1006 Chapter 8, “Job Performance Requirements (JPR)”.
Continuing Education and Professional CreditsPro Board
- Includes all course materials.
- Does not include lodging and meals.
Fees must be paid prior to or on the first day of class. Course dates and fees are subject to change without notice.
Annual Fire Training School Information
If you are attending this course as part of TEEX's Texas Annual Fire Training School taught each March and July, you need to be aware of the following additional information.
Annual Fire Training School Registration Requirements
Annual Schools require that you use the online registration system. If you are using a Purchase Order 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.
Annual Fire Training School Late Registration
The full rate will be applied after the early-bird registration deadline.
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Annual Fire Training School Contact Information
If you have any questions about Annual Schools, call (866) 878-8900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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