Options for Local Government Fire Departments in San Bernardino County to Provide Heavy Rescue Training [open pdf - 88KB]
"The problem was that the Colton Fire Department was finding it difficult to obtain the four core classes for heavy rescue (HR). The purpose of this Applied Research Project was to research cost effective options for providing the core classes for HR. The Descriptive Research Method was used to determine what costs were required to obtain and how many personnel county-wide needed the core classes for HR, what other departments were doing to obtain training, and options for training. The research revealed that there were not enough instructors to teach the core classes. It was recommended that each department provide one instructor to teach three times yearly and assist San Bernardino County Fire with securing a new joint training facility."
United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency, Learning Resource Center: http://www.lrc.fema.gov/