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Trench Rescue Awareness
This program is intended to give participants an understanding of confined spaces and their hazards. Topics covered include confined space identification, NFPA and OSHA standards and response guidelines.

Trench Rescue Operations
A 40-hour class that teaches personnel how to effectively protect themselves from the hazards and potential dangers of cave-ins. Specific trench operations include ventilation and de-watering procedures, atmospheric monitoring, sheeting and shoring material preparation, support system construction and application for non intersecting trenches, entry operations and patient packaging/extrication. Additional training is given in risk/ benefit analysis, scene management equipment selection.

Prerequisites: RTA Trench Rescue Awareness or equivalent; RTA Confined Space Rescue Operations or equivalent; Rope Rescue Operations or equivalent.

Trench Rescue Technician
This 24 hour course reviews OSHA 29 CFR 1926 and the various procedures and equipment that are utilized during entry operations. A lecture review of 29 CFR 1926 and various scene safety surveys are conducted along with practical skill stations in support system equipment construction and installation for intersecting trenches (L, T, X Trenches), entry operations and patient packaging/extrication. Multiple entry operations are utilized to reiterate the various safety lessons learned during the class with special emphasis placed upon the command responsibilities of the Incident Commander, Safety Officer and Operations Officer.

Prerequisites: RTA Trench Rescue Operations or equivalent; RTA Confined Space Rescue Operations or equivalent; Rope Rescue Operations or equivalent.
 

 


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