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Technical Rescue Personnel: Structural Collapse Rescue Awareness, Operations, and Technician

March 11, 2024

Alabama Fire College & Personnel Standards & Education Commission

This course is based on NFPA 1006: Standard for Technical Rescue Personnel Professional Qualifications, Chapter 6, 2021 Edition. This program is designed for those persons who respond to incidents involving the application of special knowledge, skills, and equipment to safely resolve unique or complex rescue situations. This program is an intense course which addresses light frame construction collapse and emphasizes the following discipline areas: shoring, breaching and breaking, lifting and moving, and cutting and burning.

Prerequisites:

(Pro Board or IFSAC) Certified Rescue Technician: Rope I or Technical Rescue Personnel: Rope Rescue Awareness and Operations Levels

Cost:

Instate Cost: 1170

Out of State Cost: 1415

Required Text:

Rescue Technician: Structural Collapse Student Manual

Certification Course Syllabus and Practical Exam Materials – Currently under revision

Special Equipment:

  • Field Operations Guide: Urban Search and Rescue Structures Specialist
  • Hardhat with chin strap
  • Steel-toed shoes
  • Leather work gloves
  • Clothing suitable for outside activities (long-sleeved shirt and pants; coveralls)
  • Rain gear (coat and trousers)
  • Knee pads
  • Foam ear plugs
  • OSHA approved safety glasses