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    Default Looking for Technical Rescue Schools...

    Hey Guys,

    Just looking for a bit of help or advice. I am looking for a technical rescue school or certification track that includes the areas of rope, trench, collapse, water, confined space or any others that would be fast tracked in like a 10-14 day time period. These are basically the last few things I believe I need for my Resume. I've searched all over the forums and the net and have only a few good leads. I am located in Wisconsin, but am willing to travel.

    Any Help or advice would be great.


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    If you want to come to Texas

    Give Teex a call they have various classes in different places


    http://www.teex.com/teex.cfm?pageid=...&Course=TNG80Z

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    Default CMC Rescue

    Try CMC Rescue, if you shoot me an email (look it up in my profile) I'll forward you a recent training schedule from them. Top notch instructors

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    Quote Originally Posted by fmine109 View Post
    I am looking for a technical rescue school or certification track that includes the areas of rope, trench, collapse, water, confined space or any others that would be fast tracked in like a 10-14 day time period.
    Hate to burst your bubble, but no. I, as an instructor, would not teach that to you in that time period. I would really question any institution that would. If you are seeking Level II certifications (old Tech Level) for each of these, you are looking at over 250 hours of training. And that still wouldn't mean you are profficient in anything. The Level I Structural Collapse is generally 50 hours by itself, and you are getting very limited exposure to it.

    Could you find someone that will expose you to all the 1006 JPR's of those specialty areas in that timeframe? Maybe. Would it be a decent education? No.

    Technical rescue is not a resume booster. It is an aspect of emergency services that takes dedication, comittment and time. Years of training to become a decent rescuer in limited specialty areas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fmine109 View Post
    Hey Guys,

    Just looking for a bit of help or advice. I am looking for a technical rescue school or certification track that includes the areas of rope, trench, collapse, water, confined space or any others that would be fast tracked in like a 10-14 day time period. These are basically the last few things I believe I need for my Resume. I've searched all over the forums and the net and have only a few good leads. I am located in Wisconsin, but am willing to travel.

    Any Help or advice would be great.
    Not to be a d1ck but if you are looking for a fast track like that then do everyone a favor and stay out of the tech-rescue field. Each one of those disciplines is roughly a week of training depending upon your current level. Ropes, trench, and structural will be 15 days just for the ops level, and that doesn't evan mean you will be proficient at it either. Yes , there will be some overlapping with the ropes and confined space or water rescue tech but you need the time to become a practitioner.

    There are 'deploma' mills out there that will give you a certificate for each for only a day of training but that doesn't mean you know what you are doing. Pick one and become a practitioner and you will go much further than having all of them and being weak.

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    In an effort avoid starting a new thread...

    I'm looking for a Structural Collapse Operations level class. I've found the TEEX opportunities, but I'm hoping to find something closer to home (Midwest). Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks!

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    In an effort to avoid starting a new topic....

    Anyone have a line on a structural collapse operations course in 2012? I've found the TEEX offerings, but would prefer something closer to home (Midwest).

    Thanks

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