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Technical Rescue Training DVDs


Technical rescue training videos teach safety competencies of multiple rescue disciplines.

The Technical Rescue Package from Emergency Film Group includes six DVDs + 1 CD which provide a study of the skills and knowledge needed to safely locate and extricate victims. Addresses NFPA requirements for competencies.

Provides in-depth training in multiple rescue disciplines at a significant savings. All programs were created by leading experts in rescue training.


Technical Rescue Training titles included:

Technical Rescue Awareness

Awareness level video training for NFPA 1670 and NFPA 1006.

  • Confined space rescue
  • Rope rescue
  • Structural collapse
  • Trench rescue
  • Water rescue
  • Wilderness rescue
  • Vehicle and machinery rescue

Understanding Confined Spaces

Defines confined space and the hazards involved.

  • Defines confined spaces and tells where they are likely to be found
  • Discusses the hazards associated with a confined space, including flammable and explosive atmospheres, oxygen deficient and oxygen enriched atmospheres, toxic atmospheres and physical hazards
  • Explains the difference between non-permit and permit spaces
  • Lists the elements of a confined space permit
  • Developing an entry plan
  • Responsibilities of the entry supervisor, the entrant and the attendant
  • Blinding and blanking; lockout/tagout
  • Atmospheric testing and ventilation

Confined Space and the First Responder

Teaches the first responder, who typically is not trained or equipped to enter a confined space for rescue, how to deal with a confined space accident in a safe and effective manner.

  • Communicating with the entrant
  • Calling for help
  • Potential hazards inside and outside of the confined space area
  • Establishing a command post
  • Ventilation
  • Size-up issues
  • Explosion proof and intrinsically safe equipment
  • Methods of victim retrieval without entering the space
  • The dangers of an unprepared rescue

Confined Space Technical Rescue

Designed for personnel at the Technician Level who may be required to enter a confined space for rescue purposes.

  • Specialized equipment needed for a rescue team, including air monitoring instruments, protective clothing, specialized lighting, and retrieval systems
  • Size-up issues
  • Risk evaluation
  • Entry procedures
  • Rescue techniques
  • Command and control activities

Trench & Excavation Rescue

For rescuers who are likely to respond to the scene of a trench or excavation collapse where there are trapped victims.

  • What causes a collapse
  • Collapse patterns
  • Hazards at the collapse scene
  • Size-up issues
  • Sheeting and shoring
  • Pre-entry safety measures
  • Proper digging procedures
  • Victim management
  • The Incident Command System
  • Soil classification systems
  • Terminating the incident

Rapid Intervention Crew

Teaches about a unit made up of emergency responders trained in emergency scene rescue techniques.

  • Mission of the Rapid Intervention Crew (RIC)
  • OSHA’s 2 In/2 Out Rule
  • Training requirements
  • Duties of the RIC Officer
  • Maintaining a pro-active stance
  • Information gathering
  • Equipment used
  • Tactical worksheets
  • Search ropes vs. charged hose lines
Instructor Guide and CD-ROM also included.
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