A complete awareness-level training solution for rescue organizations!
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA®) and International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) are pleased to bring you Fundamentals of Technical Rescue. Beginning with an introduction to technical rescue and progressing through discussions of tools and equipment, incident management, and conducting search operations, this text will introduce rescue organizations and their members to all aspects of the rescue process and the various environments in which they may be responding.
Fundamentals of Technical Rescue includes coverage of the awareness level requirements found in the 2009 Edition of NFPA 1670, Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents, as well as some of the general job performance requirements found in the 2008 Edition of NFPA 1006, Standard for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications. Fundamentals of Technical Rescue presents in-depth coverage of structural collapse, confined space and trench rescue, vehicle rescue, and water and wilderness rescue, allowing rescue organizations to approach any rescue situation safely and confidently.
The features in this text will help students take that extra step toward becoming outstanding rescue responders. They include:
- You are the Rescue Responder case studies to stimulate classroom discussion and capture students’ attention
- Voices of Experience essays providing students with expert advice from leading rescue authorities
- Safety tips reiterating key safety points
- Rescue tips relevant for all responders
Chapter 1 Introduction to Technical Rescue
Chapter 2 Technical Rescue Vehicles and Equipment
Chapter 3 Rescue Incident Management
Chapter 4 Search Operations and Victim Management
Chapter 5 Introduction to Technical Rope Rescue
Chapter 6 Structural Collapse Search and Rescue
Chapter 7 Confined-Space Search and Rescue
Chapter 8 Trench and Excavation Search and Rescue
Chapter 9 Vehicle and Machinery Search and Rescue
Chapter 10 Water Search and Rescue
Chapter 11 Wilderness Search and Rescue
International Association of Fire Chiefs
Established in 1873, the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) is a powerful, professional membership organization of more than 12,600 chief fire and emergency officers. The mission of the IAFC is to provide leadership to career and volunteer chiefs, chief fire officers, and managers of emergency service organizations throughout the international community through vision, information, education, services, and representation to enhance their professionalism and capabilities. Members of the IAFC are the world’s leading experts in fire fighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response, hazardous materials spills, natural disasters, search and rescue, and public safety legislation.
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- ISBN-13: 9781284098228
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National Fire Protection Association
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has been a worldwide leader in providing fire, building, electrical, and life safety to the public since 1896. The mission of the international nonprofit organization is to reduce the worldwide burden for fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating scientifically-based consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. Developer of the National Electrical Code®, and 300 other codes and standards through a full, open-consensus process, NFPA also produces educational curricula, including the Risk Watch® community-based injury prevention curriculum and the Learn Not to Burn® fire safety curriculum. NFPA headquarters is in Quincy, Massachusetts.
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