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Fundamentals of Technical Rescue

Author(s): International Association of Fire Chiefs
National Fire Protection Association
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763738372
  • ISBN-10:0763738379
  • Paperback    284 pages      © 2010
Price: $109.95 US List
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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.

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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Instructor's ToolKit CD-ROM

ISBN-13: 9780763776954

Preparing for class is easy with the resources on this CD-ROM, including:

  • Adaptable PowerPoint presentations that provide you with a powerful way to make presentations that are educational and engaging to your students.  These slides can be modified and edited to meet your needs.
  • Lecture outlines that provide you with complete, ready-to-use lecture outlines that include all of the topics covered in the text. Offered in Word Documents, the lecture outlines can be modified and customized to fit your course.
  • Electronic test bank that includes multiple-choice and scenario-based questions, and allows you to originate tailor-made classroom tests and quizzes quickly and easily by selecting, editing, organizing, and printing a test along with an answer key, including page references to the text.
  • Image and table bank that provides you with a selection of the most important images and tables found in the textbook.  You can use them to incorporate more images into the PowerPoint presentations, make handouts, or enlarge a specific image for further discussion.
  • Skill sheets to help instructors track students’ skills and conduct skill proficiency exams. 

The resources found in the Instructor’s ToolKit CD-ROM have been formatted so that you can seamlessly integrate them into popular course administration tools.



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$972.95

Fundamentals of Technical Rescue Classroom Package

ISBN-13: 9780763784133 ISBN-10: 0763784133

This Classroom Package contains everything you need to offer a Fundamentals of Technical Rescue course, including:

  • 20 Fundamentals of Technical Rescue student textbooks
  • 1 Fundamentals of Technical Rescue Instructor’s ToolKit CD-ROM. This CD-ROM contains adaptable PowerPoint presentations, lecture outlines, an electronic test bank, skills sheets, and more.



Only orders placed by qualified instructors will be honored. Orders containing this item will not be processed until instructor status is verified.
$145.95

Fundamentals of Technical Rescue Interactive

ISBN-13: 9781449605827

Fundamentals of Technical Rescue Interactive is a series of cutting-edge online lectures designed to reinforce the knowledge students learned in the classroom and help them pinpoint any areas of weakness. This interactive resource engages today’s students with an exciting and captivating learning experience that is unattainable through traditional printed workbooks or study guides.

Based on the Fundamentals of Technical Rescue textbook, Fundamentals of Technical Rescue Interactive helps to develop the competencies needed to safely handle any rescue. Features and benefits of these online lectures include:

  • In-depth reporting and documentation features to enable instructors to track students’ progress and achievements
  • A tracking tool that holds students accountable for out-of-the classroom learning. Students are unable to “fast-forward” through the online lecture slides.
  • Both text and audio narration are offered in order to address students’ diverse learning styles. The text and audio narration can be enabled or disabled at any time.
  • Anytime, anywhere access that provides total flexibility for certification or refresher training
  • A simple, user-friendly interface to ensure that students do not waste time learning how to navigate through the lecture
  • A safe and self-paced training environment that allows students to learn at their own convenience and pace
  • Affordable pricing for even the most budget-conscious training sites
$972.95

Fundamentals of Technical Rescue Classroom Package

Bundle ISBN: 9780763784133
Save on this complete awareness-level training solution for rescue organizations! This Classroom Package contains everything you need to offer a Fundamentals of Technical Rescue course, including: 20 Fundamentals of Technical Rescue student textbooks 1 Fundamentals of Technical Rescue Instructor’s ToolKit CD-ROM. This CD-ROM contains adaptable PowerPoint presentations, lecture outlines, an electronic test bank, skills sheets, and more.