Course Descriptions

FFO0951 - Trench Rescue Technician

Course Description:
Trench rescues can be technically challenging due to the environment in which they occur. This unique program stresses teamwork and covers the responsibilities to identify soil types and characteristics; types of protective systems; performing a risk/benefit analysis; using an incident management system; monitoring the atmosphere and soil; constructing a protective shielding system with wood shores in a straight trench; constructing a protective system in an intersecting trench; creating safe access points; patient assessment and extrication; preserving evidence for evaluation; dismantling the protective systems; and other safety procedures, equipment, techniques and personnel training necessary to operate at a trench rescue emergency.