Search - Rescue & Victim Extrication

  
Search and Rescue / Victim Extrication Level I

Format of Program: Class presented as lecture (on-line coming soon). Hands On Program as well.

Program Length:  Didactic 4 hours 30 Minutes Prices: Contact us for pricing details
The course meets the requirements of NFPA® 1001 for Firefighter I.

Program description:

After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to summarize procedures and guidelines for rescue operations and perform basic victim removal.

  • Distinguish between rescue and extrication operations.
  • Summarize safety guidelines for search and rescue personnel operating within a burning building.
  • Explain the objectives of a building search.  
  • Describe primary search and secondary search.
  • Discuss conducting search operations.
  • Explain what actions a firefighter should take when in distress.
  • Describe actions that should be taken by a rapid intervention crew (RIC) when a firefighter is in distress.
  • Discuss victim removal methods.  - Discuss emergency power and lighting equipment.

Hands On 4 Hours

  • Conduct a primary and secondary search.
  • Exit a hazardous area.
  • Demonstrate the incline drag.
  • Demonstrate the blanket drag.
  • Demonstrate the webbing drag.
  • Demonstrate the cradle-in-arms lift/carry — One-rescuer method.
  • Demonstrate the seat lift/carry — Two-rescuer method.
  • Demonstrate the extremities lift/carry — Two-rescuer method. 
  • Demonstrate the chair lift/carry method 1 — Two rescuers.
  • Demonstrate the chair lift/carry method 2 — Two rescuers.  
  • Illuminate the emergency scene.



Search and Rescue / Victim Extrication Level II

Format of Program: Class presented as lecture (on-line coming soon). Hands On Program as well.

Program Length:  Didactic 4 Hours 40 minutes Prices: Contact us for pricing details

The course meets the requirements of NFPA® 1001 for Firefighter II.

Program description:

After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to operate various kinds of rescue equipment and practice correct extrication procedures at an accident scene.

  • Discuss maintaining emergency power and lighting equipment.
  • Describe characteristics of hydraulic rescue tools.
  • Describe characteristics of nonhydraulic rescue tools.
  • Discuss cribbing for rescue operations.
  • Describe the characteristics of pneumatic tools.
  • Discuss lifting/pulling tools used in rescue operations.
  • Explain the size-up process for a vehicle incident.
  • Describe items to look for when assessing the need for extrication activities.
  • Discuss stabilizing vehicles involved in a vehicle incident.
  • List the three methods of gaining access to victims in vehicles.
  • List the most common hazards associated with wrecked passenger vehicles.
  • Explain the dangers associated with Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS) and Side-Impact Protection Systems (SIPS).
  • Describe basic actions taken for patient management.
  • Describe patient removal.
  • Describe laminated safety glass and tempered glass.
  • Discuss removing glass from vehicles.
  • Explain considerations when removing vehicle roof and doors.
  • Describe common patterns of structural collapse.
  • Describe the most common means of locating hidden victims in a structural collapse.
  • Describe structural collapse hazards.
  • Describe shoring.
  • Discuss technical rescue incidents.

Hands On 2 hours

  • Service and maintain portable power plants and lighting equipment.
  • Extricate a victim trapped in a motor vehicle.
  • Assist rescue teams.