Volunteer Training Needed

Training is vital in the fire service. We have hundreds of hours that are mandated annual by OSHA. Many additional hours needed to maintain currency on EMS certificates.

Specialized training is needed to meet the demands of technical rescues. These classes require a highly trained instructors with vast rescue experience. The following classes are needed:

Rescue Systems 1

This class is designed to train on team organization, rescue, and environmental considerations, use of ropes, knots rigging and pulley systems, descending, rappelling, and belaying tools and techniques, subsurface rescue techniques, use of cribbing, wedges, cutting/prying and hydraulic tools, use of fire service ladders in specialized rescue situations, and day and night simulated rescue exercises. This is a 40 hour class.

Rescue Systems 2

Provides advanced heavy rescue system techniques. Key topics include: Structural building types, wood and mechanical shores, crib capacities, floor weight calculations, building search, confined space considerations, damaged structure hazard assessment, use of power tools, air bags, and USAR ICS. This is a 40 hour class.

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Rescue Systems Structural Collapse Technician

This course bridges the training gap between the California State Fire Training Rescue Systems 2 Advanced Rescue Skills course and the Federal Emergency Management Agency Structural Collapse Technician course. Key topics include: powder actuated tools, pneumatic shores, additional tools and techniques for breaking and breaching, cutting a tensioned cable, the “O” course, rigging, and crane operations. This is a 24 hour class.

Trench Rescue

This course is designed to train fire service personnel in hands-on application of the techniques necessary to safely affect a rescue from an excavation or trenching cave-in. Topics include: Critical considerations while responding to trenching emergencies, evaluation of cave-in scenes, basic life support procedures and temporary protection for victims, specialized tool usage, shoring techniques, and below grade rescue safety procedures. This is a 24 hour class.

Confined Space Rescue

This course is an intensive hands-on training program that will prepare you to respond to confined space emergencies. This course of instruction prepare the student in identifying confined spaces and permit-required confined spaces, the hazards associated with permit required confined spaces, target industries and hazards, state and federal regulations, components of a rescue operation, and the roles and responsibilities of the rescue team. This is a 40 hour class and has an 8 hour class that is a pre-requesite.

Low Angle Rope Rescue

This course is designed to train fire service personnel in hands-on application of the techniques necessary to safely affect a rescue from an excavation or trenching cave-in. Topics include: Critical considerations while responding to trenching emergencies, evaluation of cave-in scenes, basic life support procedures and temporary protection for victims, specialized tool usage, shoring techniques, and below grade rescue safety procedures. This is a 24 hour class.