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Trench Rescue, Third Edition
Principles and Practice to NFPA 1006 and 1670

Author(s): Cecil "Buddy" V. Martinette Jr.
Ron Zawlocki
  • ISBN-13: 9781449641849
  • ISBN-10:1449641849
  • Paperback    298 pages      © 2017
Price: $98.95 US List
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The third edition of Trench Rescue: Principles and Practice to NFPA 1006 and 1670 provides a comprehensive introduction to trench rescue, focusing on the knowledge and skills required to effectively perform rescues in a variety of trench environments. The text meets and exceeds the coverage of:

  • NFPA 1006, 2013 Edition, Chapter 8: Trench Rescue
  • NFPA 1006, 2017 Edition, Chapter 6: Trench Rescue
  • NFPA 1670, 2014 Edition, Chapter 11: Trench and Excavation Search and Rescue
  • OSHA 1926, Subpart P, Excavations

The Third Edition is the most comprehensive trench rescue resource on the market, delivering updated information on soil assessment, trench protection, shoring techniques, and more. Each chapter identifies Trench Rescue Level I and Trench Rescue Level II content accordingly. Early chapters build the foundation of trench rescue knowledge, with discussion of rescue systems, incident management, and trench components and physics. Later chapters explore how and when to implement protective systems, rescue victims, and lead a rescue team. 

The Third Edition features: 

  • Scenario-based learning through You Are the Trench Rescuer and Trench Rescuer in Action scenarios and questions to encourage critical thinking 
  • Helpful hints and guidance through Tip boxes and Voices of Experience essays 
  • Detailed, step-by-step instructions for shoring trenches, correlated to NFPA 1006 objectives 
Chapter  1  Introduction to Trench Rescue
Chapter  2  Preparing the Rescue System
Chapter  3  Soil Classification and Testing
Chapter  4  Soil Physics and Trench Collapse
Chapter  5  Incident Management and Support Operations
Chapter  6  Equipment
Chapter  7  Incident Assessment
Chapter  8  Hazard Control and Atmospheric Monitoring
Chapter  9  Lifting, Moving, and Stabilization
Chapter  10  Protective Systems
Chapter  11  Trench Rescue Shoring Techniques
Chapter  12  Victim Access and Care
Chapter  13  Rescue Team Leadership
Appendix  A:  Sample Trench Rescue Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)
Appendix  B:  NFPA 1006, 2013 Edition ProBoard Assessment Methodology Matrix
Appendix  C:  Correlation to NFPA 1006, Standard for Technical Rescue Personnel Professional Qualifications, 2017 Edition, First Draft Ballot (May 18, 2015)
Appendix  D:  Correlation to NFPA 1670, Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents, 2014 Edition
Appendix  E:  OSHA 1926, Subpart P, Excavations

Cecil "Buddy" V. Martinette Jr.

Cecil V. "Buddy" Martinette Jr. is a career fire and rescue professional whose work experiences range from firefighter to Chief to Assistant County Administrator.  He is currently the fire chief in Wilmington North Carolina.  Chief Martinette started his career as a volunteer firefighter in the Virginia Beach Fire Department where he spent twenty-five years leaving as a Battalion Chief and Chief Fire Marshall.  He has also been the Chief of the Lynchburg Fire and EMS Department in Lynchburg Virginia and Assistant County Administrator in Hanover County Virginia.     

Mr. Martinette holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Administration from Hampton University and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Troy State University. He is also a graduate of the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program where he received the 2003 Executive Leadership Outstanding Research Award.  Chief Martinette has received the designation of "Chief Fire Officer" by the Commission on Chief Fire Officer Designation.

Previously Buddy was an Instructor III with the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Fire Programs. He also served as a FEMA Incident Support Team Operations Officer and Task Force Leader for Virginia Task Force II, of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Urban Search and Rescue Program.  His Urban Search and Rescue experience includes the Colonial Heights Wal-Mart Collapse, deployments for hurricanes Floyd, Fran, Francis, Charlie, Ivan, Katrina, and Rita and also the Murrah Federal Building Bombing and 9-11 Pentagon collapse.

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Ron Zawlocki

Ron Zawlocki began his fire service career in 1974 with the Detroit Fire Department. In 1977 he joined the City of Pontiac Fire Department and retired as a Battalion Chief in 2007. Chief Zawlocki holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in secondary education. He has served on local, state and national committees on firefighter safety and technical rescue. Ron Zawlocki is a lead instructor and Rescue Course Manager with Michigan State University and is the Trench Rescue Program Manager with the MUSAR Training Foundation. He serves as a Rescue Team Manager with MI-TF1 which is a state (SUSAR) urban search and rescue task force. Chief "Z" has taught fire and rescue courses throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Middle East for more than two decades. He has developed several technical rescue training programs, authored course text books and has been published in national fire/ rescue service magazines.
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