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Team 636

Course Descriptions

FLUSAR Rope Rescue Operations

Overview

This 40 hour course meets and exceeds the guidelines and knowledge, skills and abilities laid out in NFPA 1006 /1670. The course is designed to train rescuers in high and low angle rescue/recovery.

Pre-Requisites None.

*Note* Students will be required to work at heights that could range from 20-150ft, will be making edge transitions and working from ropes in harnesses.

Student Learning Outcomes

The student will be trained on rescue knots, rope systems, anchor systems, raise/lower techniques, ascending rope, patient packaging, stoke basket operations, rappelling & rope theory. Emphasis will be placed on safety, raising, lowering, belay operations, and moving a victim in high/low angle environments. Rope Rescue Level I is a pre-requisite for the remaining USAR/TRT courses. 

Course Content (JPR's)

Course Content (JPR's)

  • Sizing up existing and potential conditions at incidents where rope rescue operations will be performed 

  • Assuring safety in rope rescue operations 

  • Establishing the need for, selecting, and placing edge protections 

  • Selecting, using, and maintaining rope rescue equipment and rope rescue systems 

  • Configuring all knots, bends, and hitches used by the organization 

  • selecting anchor points and equipment to construct anchor systems 

  • Constructing and using single-point anchor systems 

  • Constructing and using multiple-point anchor systems with regard to the potential increase in force that can be associated with their use 

  • Selecting, constructing, and using a belay system

  • Selecting and using methods necessary to negotiate an edge or other obstacle that include protecting all personnel working nearby from an accidental fall 

  • Ascending and descending a fixed line 

  • Self rescue 

  • Selecting, constructing, and using a lowering system in both the low and high angle environemtns

  • Securing a patient in a litter 

  • Attaching a litter to a rope rescue system and managing its movement 

  • Selecting, constructing, and using rope based mechanical advantage haul systems in both the low angle and high angle environments 

  • Negotiate a loaded litter of an edge during a raising and lowering operation 

Course Layout

This course is taught over 5 days with 20% classroom and 80% in the field.

FLUSAR Rope Rescue Technician 

Overview

This 40 hour course meets and exceeds the guidelines and knowledge, skills and abilities laid out in NFPA 1006 /1670. The course is designed to train rescuers in high and low angle rescue/recovery. Courses are a 40/hr minimum.

Pre-Requisites Rope Operations Certificate

*Note* Students will be required to work at heights that could range from 20-150ft, will be making edge transitions and working from ropes in harnesses. This course is not an introductory level course and students are expected to have a vast understanding and working knowledge of rope operations. There will be a brief rope ops review at the beginning of the course.

Student Learning Outcomes

 The student will be trained on trouble shooting areas, rope systems, anchor systems, raise/lower techniques, stoke basket operations, high line operations, pick-off techniques, knot passing and rope theory. Emphasis will be placed on safety, raising, lowering patient packaging, belay operations, as well as moving a victim in high angle environments. 

Course Content (JPR's)

  • Accessing a patient using techniques that require rescuers to climb up or down natural or man-made structures, which can expose the climber to a significant fall hazard

  • Using rope rescue systems to move a rescue and patient along a horizontal path above an obstacle or projection

  • Performing a high angle rope rescue of a person suspended from, stranded on, a structure or landscape feature

  • Applying principles of the physics involved in constructing rope rescue systems, including system safety factors, critical angles, and the causes and effects of force multipliers

  • Performing a high angle rope rescue with a litter using tenders to negotiate obstacles, manipulate or position the patient, or provide medical care while being raised and lowered

Course Layout

This course is taught over 5 days with 20% classroom and 80% in the field.

FLUSAR Collapse Rescue Operations

Overview

This 40 hour course meets and exceeds the guidelines and knowledge, skills and abilities laid out in NFPA 1006 /1670. The course is designed to train rescuers in building collapse operations for rescue/recovery. Courses are a 40/hr minimum.

Pre-Requisites Rope Operations Certificate

Student Learning Outcomes

The student will be trained on: scene size up, building marking techniques, victim identification and removal, building stabilization, breaching/breaking and moving heavy loads. Emphasis will be placed on victim/ rescuer safety, light weight construction and the utilization of basic hand tools to achieve course objectives. 

Course Content (JPR's)

  • Sizing up existing and potential conditions at structural collapse incidents 

  • Recognizing unique collapse or failure hazards

  • Conducting hasty primary and secondary search operations (low and high coverage) intended to locate victims trapped on, inside, and beneath collapse debris

  • Accessing victims trapped inside and beneath collapse debris

  • Performing extrication operations involving packaging, treating, and removing victims trapped within an beneath collapse debris

  • Stabilizing the structure and performing rescue shoring operations using shores that include T shore, double T shore, two-post vertical shore, door and window shore, solid sole raker shore, and box cribbing to make safe rescue operations. 

Course Layout

This course is taught over 5 days with 20% classroom and 80% in the field.

FLUSAR Collapse Rescue Technician

Overview

This 40 hour course meets and exceeds the guidelines and knowledge, skills and abilities laid out in NFPA 1006 /1670. The course is designed to train rescuers in building collapse operations for rescue/recovery. Courses are a 40/hr minimum.

Pre-Requisites Rope Operations Certificate, Collapse Ops Certificate

Student Learning Outcomes

The student will learn size up, light weight constructed collapsed structures, building marking techniques, victim identification and removal, building stabilization, breaching and breaking, moving heavy loads. Emphasis will be placed on victim/rescuer safety, heavy construction and utilization of multiple tools/equipment to achieve course objectives. 

Course Content (JPR's)

  • Evaluating existing and potential conditions at structural collapse incidents 

  • Recognizing unique collapse or failure hazards

  • Conducting search operations intended to locate victims trapped inside and beneath collapse debris

  • Performing extrication operations involving packaging, treating, and removing victims trapped within and beneath collapse debris

  • Stabilizing the structure and performing rescue  

Course Layout

This course is taught over 5 days with 20% classroom and 80% in the field.

FLUSAR Confined Space Ops/Tech

Overview

Confined space Operations and Technician combined make up a 40 hour course that meets and exceeds the guidelines and knowledge, skills and abilities laid out in NFPA 1006 /1670. The course is designed to train rescuers in building collapse operations for rescue/recovery. Courses are a 40/hr minimum.

Pre-Requisites Rope Operations Certificate

Student Learning Outcomes

Confined Space Level I/II will teach proficiency in: assessment of confined spaces, pre-entry operations, atmospheric testing, supplied air breathing systems, personal protective equipment, lock-out/tag-out procedures and conducting/executing confined space rescues. Emphasis will be place on lowering/raising techniques and safely reaching, assessing, packaging and removing victims from confined spaces. 

Course Layout

This course is taught over 4 days with 20% classroom and 80% in the field.

FLUSAR Trench Ops/Tech

Overview

Trench Operations and Technician combined make up a 40 hour course that meets and exceeds the guidelines and knowledge, skills and abilities laid out in NFPA 1006 /1670. The course is designed to train rescuers in Trench and Excavation Rescue/Recovery. Courses are a 40/hr minimum.

Pre-Requisites Rope Operations Certificate

Student Learning Outcomes

The student will be trained on: trench size up and assessment, atmospheric monitoring, trench support shoring, victim profiling and packaging in the trench. Emphasis will be placed on rescuer/victim safety, trench stabilization/shoring techniques of straight and intersecting trenches.  

Course Layout

This course is taught over 5 days with 20% classroom and 80% in the field.

FLUSAR Vehicle/Machinery Operations

Overview

VMR Operations is a 40 hour course that meets and exceeds the guidelines and knowledge, skills and abilities laid out in NFPA 1006 /1670. 

Vehicle and Machinery Rescue Operations is designed to teach light vehicle and machinery rescue. The student will gain the knowledge to recognize hazards, how to use equipment, and implement techniques necessary to operate safely and effectively at incidents involving persons injured or entrapped in a typical vehicle commonly found in the jurisdiction. Course is a minimum of 40/hrs.

Pre-Requisites None

Student Learning Outcomes

 -How to perform extrication and disentanglement operations 

-Stabilize a common passenger vehicle 

-Determine common passenger vehicle access and egress points 

-Operate powered hydraulic rescue tools 

-Isolate and manage potentially harmful energy sources 

-Determine small machinery access and egress points 

-Disentangle victim(s) given an extrication involving a small or simple machine. 

Course Layout

This course is taught over 5 days with 20% classroom and 80% in the field.

FLUSAR Vehicle/Machinery Technician

Overview

Vehicle and Machinery Rescue Technician is a 40 hour course that will provide the knowledge and skills of heavy vehicle and machinery extrication that meet and exceed the NFPA 1670 requirements.  Course is a minimum of 40/hrs.

Pre-Requisites VMR Operations Certificate

Student Learning Outcomes

The student will gain the knowledge on how to work with heavy lift bags, high, medium and low pressure bags, plasma torches, oxy-acetylene torches, and exothermic torches. Students will estimate the weight of a vehicle as well as the features of different materials used in the construction of vehicles and machinery. Students also learn how to save equipment and lives by utilizing “lock out/tag out” systems and effective techniques for dismantling machinery; and how to safely disentangle victims of machinery accidents. Practical application of all VMR skills will be applied by the student to safely extricate victims through evolutions that are complex and require technical knowledge.  

Course Layout

This course is taught over 5 days with 20% classroom and 80% in the field.

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