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