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    Default NFPA 1006 2008 edition

    Prior to 08 the 1006 only addressed technician level qualifications, however the 08 edition now calls the qualifications level I and level II.

    Having read it over a couple of time I interpret this to mean that the 1006 now lists qualifications for Ops responders (level 1) and tech responders (level 2)
    With the skill set listed this would coincide with the 1670-2004 for department response for Operations and Technician level response.

    however there is at least one school out there that seems to be teaching that this is incorrect and there are in fact now two levels, level 1 and 2, of technician level response. In addition they are suggesting that chapter 5 of the 1006 "job performance requirements" is a level of response in itself called the JPR certificate.

    Any thoughts, comments etc.. on the 1006 and your interpretation of it would be appreciated.

    thanks,
    Dave
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    If you read through the standard I think most people would agree it does somewhat mirror the ops and tech levels, however there is technically 2 levels of technical rescuer now according to 1006. Go into the definitions in chapter 3 and look under section 3.3.215 and 215.1 and 215.2, it describes the levels one is basic or limited and one is advanced, better yet here they are.
    3.3.215 Technical Rescuer. A person who is trained to perform or direct the technical rescue.
    3.3.215.1 Level I Technical Rescuer. This level applies to individuals who identify hazards, use equipment, and apply limited techniques specified in this standard to perform technical rescue operations.
    3.3.215.2 Level II Technical Rescuer. This level applies to individuals who identify hazards, use equipment, and apply advanced techniques specified in this standard to perform technical rescue operations

    so really it's a matter of semantics on which way you interpret it. As far as jpr level, not really sure on that one, it best describes a basic skill level each rescuer needs as opposed to a different level of responder, from there we build to the level 1 or 2 to which the AHJ determines for us. My interpretation on it anyway, hope it helps

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    Thanks for your thoughts Fire.
    There were always two levels of technical rescuer according to the 1670, (not including awareness) Operations level and Technician level. The difference is that until 08 the skill set for ops was not covered in the 1006.

    3.3.215.1 is an accurate description for what the 1670 would call an ops level response just as 3.3.215.2 is an accurate description for technician level response

    Nowhere in the new standard can I find the term Technician. The concern is that personel trained to level 1 will now consider themselves techs and believe they can respond to a 1670 tech level emergency. I have just spoken to a fire dept that believes excatly that

    Thanks again Clark

    Dave

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