Advanced Trench Rescue

Course Description

This course is designed for the technical rescue personnel who are tasked with entry and command operations during trench collapse emergencies. This course focuses on team entry operations, multiple patient removal/packaging techniques, interagency management and coordination. This will assist the participant to identify the required resources necessary for successful scene mitigation and the best ways to integrate resources into the technical rescue team operations. Participants will acquire skills and techniques required to lift debris off victims.This course fulfills selected objectives of NFPA 1006, 1500 and 1670. In addition to OSHA 29 CFR 1926.650, 29 CFR 1926.651, 29 CFR 1926.652. 

Certification Information

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be recommended to take the Rope Rescue Technician Levels I/II certification examination offered by the Louisiana Firefighter and Emergency Responder Certification Program. There is a separate charge for taking the certification exam; it is not included in the course fees. Details of the certification process and examination material can be found under the certification tab on the main page of the website.

Prerequisite Information

LSU FETI Basic Trench Rescue or equivalent.