Rescue Technician – Structural Collapse
The purpose of this program is to identify emergency service personnel who demonstrate competency in the performance requirements necessary to perform the duties of a Structural Collapse Rescue Technician. The NFPA 1006 Standard for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications Professional Qualifications identifies the minimum requirements for a rescuer at the Structure Collapse specialty level.
A person certified at the Structural Collapse Rescue Technician level will have demonstrated competency in the necessary knowledge and skills, to conduct a scene size up, identify types of construction and characteristics to assess rescue needs, identify potential victims, develop and implement an incident action plan, apply search techniques, use marking systems, select and implement the use of appropriate PPE and collapse equipment.
Information on the certification testing process, pre-requisites, and study guide information can be obtained from the candidate handbook and application.
The Rescue Technician – Structural Collapse application, skill sheets, and candidate handbook are currently being updated. The new documents will be posted here when they are complete.
In the interim, please contact the State Fire Academy certification staff for current documents.