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Rescue Technician – Trench


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 Trench Rescue Technician. The NFPA 1006 Standard for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications Professional Qualifications identifies the minimum requirements for a rescuer at the Trench Rescue specialty level.

 A person certified at the Trench Rescue Technician level will have demonstrated competency in the necessary knowledge and skills, to construct size-up of collapsed trench, identify type and degree of collapse, implement trench emergency action plan, construct load stabilization systems, select appropriate PPE, lift load and gain assess to patients, coordinate the use of heavy equipment and place shoring and shielding systems.

Information on the certification testing process, pre-requisites and study guide information can be obtained from the candidate handbook and application.

Certification Documents

PLEASE NOTE:  All certification applications must be typed using the PDF fillable document.