Rescue Systems 1
June 10-13 2019
Registration for the 2019 Rescue Systems 1 course is now closed due to high student turnout . We apologize for any inconvenience.
Empact Northwest Rescue Systems 1
Rescue Systems 1 is an intermediate 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 basic and intermediate rescue skills, operating as a member of a crew and using readily available tools and materials.
Key topics include: use of ropes, knots, rigging and pulley systems; descending, rappelling, belaying tools and techniques; subsurface rescue techniques; use of cribbing and wedges; use of manual, electric, and gas powered cutting tools; use of fire service ladders in specialized rescue situations; heavy lift with limited tools; 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. Additionally, upon completion the student will be trained to function at the operations level in Structural Collapse Rescue and Rope Rescue as established in NFPA 1006.
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.
DATES: June 10-13, 2019
LOCATION: Bremerton, Washington
HOURS: 0830-1830 Daily
COST: $700 per student, due no later than 14 days prior to course commencement. If you are paying by credit card, please 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.
NOTE: This is not an introductory course and assumes the participant has a basic understanding of fire service rescue techniques and tools, as well as an understanding of incident management and safety procedures applicable to the technical rescue environment.