Illinois Fire Service Institute


Technical Rescue Awareness Online : 9 Hours

Student Fee

Check Class Details for Cost

Course Description

The scope of this 9-hour course is to begin to prepare local responders to operate as a local member of a regional team within the National Incident Management System at a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, or Explosive (CBRNE) Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) event requiring statewide response that has resulted in the need for a technical rescue. 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, structural collapse rescue, rope rescue, confined space rescue, vehicle and machinery rescue, water and ice rescue, and wilderness search. NOTE: Online Course Final Examination The Illinois Fire Service Institute has adopted a new Course Examination and Evaluation policy as of July 1, 2011.This policy change has been made to bring IFSI’s testing practices in line with industry standards, as well as to improve the security of exam administration. As a result, all final examinations that IFSI administers for their courses are to be proctored by a trained IFSI instructor / proctor. Exam dates for the online courses are either the last Wednesday or Thursday of the month. The date, time and location are determined based on proctor availability and site location availability. You must take the exam on one of the two nights provided. If you know now that you cannot attend one of these test days for this class you should sign up for a class at another time. Students with extenuating circumstances will be considered on a case by case basis by the eLearning Program Director regarding taking their exam at a later date.

This course is part of the following Programs

  • confined space rescue
  • e-learning
  • 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 HENRY GRUBA

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

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

Click on the city name for more details and registration options

champaign Mon, Mar 5 2018 -
Sat, Mar 31 2018

champaign Mon, May 7 2018 -
Sat, Jun 2 2018

champaign Mon, Jul 2 2018 -
Sat, Jul 28 2018

champaign Mon, Sep 3 2018 -
Sat, Sep 29 2018

champaign Mon, Nov 5 2018 -
Sat, Dec 1 2018

Applicable Credits

As of 01/22/2018


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


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

You are encouraged to use this site for individual educational purposes only; however copy and/or reprinting of any materials and photographs without authorization is strictly prohibited. Please obtain permission by contacting

© 2018 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois