ABSTRACT

Technical Rescue Program Development Manual   [open pdf - 4MB]

"Fire departments across the United States have assumed a major role as primary responders to rescue incidents that involve, among other things, structural collapse, trench cave-in, confined spaces, industrial and agricultural machinery water emergencies, and people trapped above or below grade level. These emergencies are grouped into a category of rescue called technical rescue. Technical rescue incidents are often complex, requiring specially trained personnel and special equipment to complete the mission. Natural forces such as earth tremors, precipitation, temperature extremes, and swift water currents often complicate technical rescue incidents. The presence of flammable vapors and toxic chemicals can also increase the level of risk. The safety of crews conducting technical rescue operations is of special concern." This document presents a comprehensive manual on technical rescue, including information about standards, training requirements and equipment needed for a team.

Report Number:
FA-159, 2/96
Publisher:
Date:
1995-08
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
U.S. Fire Administration: http://www.esfa.fema.gov
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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