Does anyone know of a college or trade school that offers instruction in structural collapse or urban rescue? Maybe someone on the East Coast can shed some light on where VA-TF Teams get their Structural Specialist training.
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11-19-1999, 04:02 PM #1Mr. FreezeFirehouse.com Guest
Structural collapse rescue
11-19-1999, 04:23 PM #2BURNSEMSFirehouse.com Guest
Mr Freeze, Texas A&M has a Rescue Systems I & II Class every Quarter, These are NFA Approved and FEMA USAR approved,Look at www.nasar.org this site has a few area that give special Classes, These Classes are usualy Hard to get into and Fill very Fast, Contact the National Fire Academy for a List of Classes and Places of Instruction, another Place is www.SRDR.com this site some times has usefull information on Structural Collapse Classes, Hope this Helps
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11-20-1999, 06:23 PM #4natemarshallFirehouse.com Guest
Red Rocks Community College in Denver has a full Tech Rescue program consisting of 4 classes on weekends a semester.
These include collapse, extrication, trench, confined space and rope rescue as well as ice and underwater rescue.
The courses are taught by members of the Colorado Urban Search and Rescue Task Force COTF-1. They make up the heavy rescues from Denver, Aurora, West Metro, South Metro, North Washington and Colorado Springs FD's.
02-05-2002, 07:23 PM #5
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- Dec 2001
- New Jersey
I don't know VA-TF got their training from but there is Maryland Fire Rescue Institute in Maryland. We had them come up to NJ to Refinery to do a class. Real Good. We had several mutual aid depts. there as well as one or two from out of state. There is also a company by the name of S.T.A.R.T. that teaches a Structural Collapse Rescue class."The saw won't start, heh, grab the axe and start chopping"
02-07-2002, 06:23 PM #6
Here's a link to FEMA's web page where you can download the Structural Collapse Technician Course - Student Manual this is what all the FEMA USAR Team members are trained to as a minimum. It's in PDF format so you need adobe acrobat reader.
"Train like you work, Work like you Train"
02-08-2002, 07:00 AM #7
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I took a Structural Collapse class in the summer of 2000. Excellent class, with great instructors. The company was PRISM they are located in Midlothian Va. Give them a call at 1-800-977-7476.
02-08-2002, 08:41 AM #8
Technical Rescue Consultants also does a great job. They are based in NC. 336.766.6075 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. They teach all types of technical rescue - great hands on training.Susan Lounsbury
Winston-Salem Rescue Squad
Griffith Volunteer FD
02-08-2002, 11:19 AM #9
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- Jul 1999
- From North Pole, AK to Hell, OK
That's what I like to see, dedicated post archaeologists diggin' up stuff from WAAAYYYY back! Right on......if you put the handline in the right spot, you won't have to jump out the window...
-Andy "Nozzles", SQ18, 9-11-01
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