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Structural Collapse Awareness
This program is designed to teach emergency response personnel how to maintain the integrity of structurally unstable elements. Specifically, students will learn how to: properly transmit or redirect various collapse loads to stable ground or other suitable structural elements that are capable of withstanding additional loading; conduct a proper shoring size-up; identify locations for proper shoring placement; identify the different positions within a shoring team; summarize the purpose of position; identify the different types of shoring components and equipment, conduct proper hazard mitigation activities.

Structural Collapse Operations
This hands-on program teaches students how to safely and efficiently operate at the collapse site of a wood-framed structure and offers practice in breaching, bracing, search of collapse structures and void spaces, construction of shoring and victim removal.

Prerequisite: RTA Structural Collapse Awareness or equivalent.

Structural Collapse Technician
This hands-on program teaches students how to safely and efficiently operate at the collapse site of steel and concrete structures and offers practice in breaching, bracing, search of collapse structures and void spaces, construction of shoring and victim removal.

Prerequisite: RTA Structural Collapse Operations or equivalent.
RTA also offers the following course in Structural Collapse: The Rescue Specialist Program is an intensive 80-hour training program that meets NFPA 1670 and 1006 and follows the outline of the FEMA Structural Collapse Technical Course.
 

 


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