SFS 230 : Rescue Practices

Transcript title

Rescue Practices



Grade mode

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Contact hours total


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Recommended preparation

SFS 101 and SFS 102.


Explores techniques and applications of specialized rescue practices in modern fire service. Focuses on vehicle rescue, steep-angle rescue and swift-water rescue with basic overviews of ice rescue, electrical rescue and trench rescue techniques. Using modern tools and techniques, students apply classroom learning in several comprehensive and dynamic field exercises. Emergency Medical Technician - Basic training allows students to integrate fire and EMS activities at an emergency rescue scene.

Learning outcomes

1. Identify the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training requirements as presented in class.
2. Identify the need to have action plans, policies in place, to conduct a hazard analysis of the response area, and to determine the feasibility of conducting a technical rescue.
3. Identify the NFPA recognized levels of operational capability at technical rescue incidents.
4. Identify general necessary elements to afford safety at technical rescue incidents.
5. Identify the general principles for confined space, structural collapse, rope rescue, vehicle and machinery rescue, water rescue, and other special rescue situations.
6. Be able to work in a team at a technical rescue incident.

Content outline

Fireground Search and Rescue
Intro to Fire Service Search and Rescue
Rope Rescue
Vehicle and Machinery Rescue
Confined Space Search and Rescue
Water and Ice Search and Rescue
Elevator and Machinery Rescue
Confined Space
DCSO SAR Wilderness Search and Rescue

Required materials

Textbook required.

Grading methods

Students are assessed by quizzes, assignments, group exercises, scenarios, hands-on skills, simulations and exams.

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