NIPSTA offers this 40-hour State-certified program designed to prepare local first responders to operate as a member of a regional team. The course has been designed in accordance with NFPA standards; covering the federal and state regulations, use of specialized equipment for atmospheric monitoring, commercial entry and retrieval systems, and employment of rescuer constructed retrieval systems. Special emphasis will be given to rescuer safety, scene management, patient care and movement, and the construction and operation of retrieval systems. Simulated rescue evolutions involving various rescue problems will be conducted.
Students are required to provide their own equipment:
Helmet, class 3 harness, coveralls, eye protection, work boots & dedicated gloves for rope work, and SCBA.
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (This is an objectives based program, so end time can vary)
Program Prerequisite: Confined Space Operations & Vertical II