Illinois Fire Service Institute


Technical Rescue Awareness : 8 Hours

Student Fee

Class specific

Course Description

This course is FEMA approved and may also eligible for certification with ProBoard. The scope of this 8-hour course is to begin to prepare local responders to operate as a local member of a fire department. This course is for the basic first-in company. It will provide first responders with the information needed to identify the rescue situation, its specific hazards, and the initial company operations to be performed. Subject areas include: standards, rope, confined space, trench and excavation, structural collapse, vehicle and machinery, water emergencies, and wilderness search and rescue.


  Syllabus - TRA.pdf

This course is part of the following Programs

  • confined space rescue
  • cornerstone
  • nfa-endorsed
  • rope rescue
  • structural collapse rescue
  • trench rescue
  • vehicle and machinery rescue


There are no prerequisites to taking this course

If you have specific questions about this course contact HEATHER MOORE

If you are interested in having this course taught in your area, contact your regional representative or HEATHER MOORE .

If you are not sure who your regional representative is, take a look at this map. It is color coded by county. The regional representatives are listed below.

Applicable Credits

As of 11/21/2017


OSHA 29CFR 1910.146- Confined Space
OSHA 29CFR 1910.147- Lock Out/Tag Out
OSHA 29 CFR 1926 Sub Part M- Fall Protection

FEMA Approved

This course has FEMA approval

NFA Endorsed

Hours: 8


NFPA 1670- Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and
Rescue Incidents
NFPA 1561- Standard on Emergency Services Incident Management System
NFPA 1521- Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer
NFPA 1500- Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health
NFPA 1006- Standard for Rescue Technician Professional Qualifications
NFPA 1983- Standard on Fire Service Life Safety Rope and System

NIMS Compliant

This course is NIMS compliant.

OSFM Certification

Technical Rescue Awareness

Upcoming Classes

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freeport Sat, Jan 6 2018 -
Sat, Jan 6 2018

polo Sat, Jan 27 2018 -
Sat, Jan 27 2018

machesney park Sat, Jan 27 2018 -
Sat, Jan 27 2018

rockford Sat, Feb 3 2018 -
Sat, Feb 3 2018

urbana Mon, Feb 19 2018 -
Mon, Feb 19 2018

Mon, Feb 26 2018 -
Mon, Feb 26 2018

rockton Sat, May 26 2018 -
Sat, May 26 2018

11 Gerty Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820
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Phone: (217) 333-3800
            (800) 437-5819
Fax: (217) 244-6790
Phone: (217) 333-8925
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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