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 firstname.lastname@example.org