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Structural Collapse - Technician Level
June 26-30, 2017

This 5-day State-certified program is designed to prepare first responders to operate as a local member of a regional team. 


This course is extensively hands-on and prepares the student to operate safely and efficiently at a building collapse incident involving WMD.  It offers practice in cutting, breaching, lifting, stabilizing, searching, shoring, packaging and removing victims from a simulated collapse environment.


Students are required to provide their own equipment:

Helmet or hard hat, eye protection, work gloves and steel toe boots, rain gear (if necessary), dust mask, hearing protection, long sleeve shirt/coveralls, tool belt, tape measure, hammer, carpenter square and pencil.


Program Prerequisite:  Structural Collapse-Operations Level


All questions regarding department eligibility for backfill and overtime reimbursement should be directed to Illinois MABAS at (847) 403-0500 or

This class has been canceled due to low enrollment.
Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy
2300 Patriot Boulevard Glenview, IL 60026
Phone: 847-998-8090 • Fax: 847-998-8091

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