Illinois Fire Service Institute


Confined Space Rescue Technician : 48 Hours

Student Fee

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Course Description

This course is FEMA approved and may also eligible for certification with ProBoard. The goal of this course is to prepare responders to operate as a local member of a regional team within the NIMS (National Incident Management System) at a CBRNE (Chemical-Biological-Radiological-Nuclear-Explosive) WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction) Event requiring statewide response that has resulted in the need for a permit required confined space rescue at the Technician level.

The Confined Space Rescue Technician course has been designed in accordance with the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) 1670 Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents, 2009 edition as well as NFPA 1006 Standard for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications, 2013 Edition.

This class reviews the federal and state regulations for confined space, high angle, and hazardous materials incidents, the use of specialized equipment for atmospheric monitoring, and commercial and rescuer constructed retrieval systems.

This course includes simulated rescue evolutions requiring a mixture of all three disciplines, challenging the responder to deal with rescuing the rescuer in a contaminated atmosphere.

Special emphasis is given to rescuer safety, tactical scene management, patient care, decontamination, and the construction and operation of retrieval systems.


  Syllabus - Confined Space Rescue Tech.pdf

This course is part of the following Programs

  • confined space rescue
  • nfa-endorsed


IFSI prerequisites are based on Illinois and NFPA standards. Equivalencies from other agencies will be reviewed upon request.

If you have specific questions about this course contact RYAN REYNOLDS

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

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.

Upcoming Classes

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champaign Mon, May 14 2018 -
Fri, May 18 2018

orland park Mon, Aug 20 2018 -
Fri, Aug 24 2018

champaign Mon, Nov 12 2018 -
Fri, Nov 16 2018

Applicable Credits

As of 01/22/2018


OSHA 29CFR 1910.120 – Hazardous Materials
OSHA 29CFR 1910.146 – Confined Space
OSHA 29CFR 1910.134 – Respiratory Protection
OSHA 29CFR 1910.147 – Lock Out / Tag Out
OSHA 29CFR 1910.151 – Medical / First Aid
OSHA 29CFR 1926.500 – Fall Protection

NFA Endorsed

Hours: 40


NFPA 1670 – Standard on Operating and Training for
Technical Rescue Incidents, 2004 Edition
NFPA 1006 – Standard for Rescue Technician Professional
Qualifications, 2003 Edition
NFPA 1983 – Standard Fire Service Life Safety Rope and
System Components, 2000 Edition
NFPA 471 – Recommended Practice for Responding to
Hazardous Materials Incidents, 2002 Edition
NFPA 472 – Standard for Professional Competence of
Responders to Hazardous Materials Incidents
NFPA 473 – Standard for Competencies

NIMS Compliant

This course is NIMS compliant
11 Gerty Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820
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