Empact Northwest Rescue Systems 1
Rescue Systems 1 is an introductory 40 hour technical rescue and urban search and rescue course designed for firefighters, EMS providers, and law enforcement officers. This course is designed to provide the participant with a skill set allowing them to complete introductory rescue skills after a disaster, operating as a member of a crew and using readily available tools and materials.
Key topics include: Team organization, rescue, and environmental considerations, use of ropes, knots rigging and pulley systems, descending, rappelling, and belaying tools and techniques, subsurface rescue techniques, use of cribbing, wedges, cutting/prying and hydraulic tools, use of fire service ladders in specialized rescue situations, and simulated rescue exercises.
This course meets or exceeds the standards set by NFPA 1670 and the California Office of the State Fire Marshal, which created the initial Rescue Systems 1 curriculum. This course is taught by current Rescue Specialists from EMPACT’s Urban Search and Rescue Task Force who are also current Fire Service based technical rescue providers and instructors.
2017 Dates TBD
LOCATION: Bremerton Training Center; 911 Carver Ave., Bremerton, WA
HOURS: 0830-1830 Daily
COST: $650 per student, due no later than 14 days prior to course commencement. If you are paying by credit card, you MUST follow this link to provide payment. Cancellations must be received 14 days prior to course commencement in order to receive a refund. Substitutions are allowed.