A collaborative partnership between the Cook County Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Management and NIPSTA supports this 5-day state-certified program designed to prepare first responders to operate as a member of a regional response team to a terrorist or other emergency event. This course is extensively hands-on and prepares the student to operate safely and efficiently at a complex building collapse incident. The program offers practice in cutting, breaching, lifting, stabilizing, searching, shoring, packaging and removing victims from a simulated collapse environment.
The tuition for this course is generally
supported through a grant. However, grant funding may be withdrawn at any time.
Students will be notified immediately if grant funding is eliminated.
Students are required to provide their own equipment and lunch, including:
Helmet or hard hat, eye protection, work gloves, steel toe boots, rain gear (if necessary), dust mask, hearing protection, long sleeve shirt/coveralls, tool belt, tape measure, hammer, carpenter square and pencil.
Rope Rescue-Operations Level is highly recommended for this program.
REQUEST FOR REGISTRATION APPLICATION PROCESS: Departments may not hold spots. Individual student names are required at the time of registration
This program is supported through a federal grant administered by the Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Students will be considered for acceptance according to the following prioritization as determined by IL MABAS:
1) First priority is provided to Requests for Registration received from first responders included on the training roster of an IL MABAS Special Operations Team that is located within Cook County along with credentialed members of a state-wide specialized team recognized by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA). Approved students will receive a tuition fee waiver and may be eligible for reimbursement from IL MABAS for approved overtime and backfill expenses.
2) Second priority is provided to Requests for Registration received from first responders who are employed by a department that is located within Cook County. These students will receive a tuition fee waiver.
3) Third priority is provided on a space available basis to Requests for Registration received from first responders who are employed by a department that is located in Du Page, Lake, Will, McHenry or Kane Counties.
Students will be notified via email of the status of their registration within four (4) weeks of the course. The roster for this course will be posted on the NIPSTA website. Students not accepted into this course will be automatically placed on a waiting list according to the date of their Request for Registration.
All questions regarding enrollment should be directed to Illinois MABAS at (847) 403-0500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All questions regarding the course should be directed to Todd Taylor, Program Manager for Technical Rescue, at email@example.com.
Registration Deadline: All Requests for Registration must be received by NIPSTA by March 23, 2018.
Cancellation Policy: Notice of cancellation of an accepted Request for Registration must be received in writing by NIPSTA at least two (2) weeks prior to the first day of the scheduled training program. Substitute requests will not be accepted.
If notice of cancellation is not received by NIPSTA before the first day of the scheduled training program, then 100% of the tuition fee shall be due and payable to NIPSTA.
NIPSTA reserves the right to cancel a course. Notice of cancellation will be provided to students at least seven (7) days prior to the first day of the program. Cancellations with less than seven (7) days" notice will only be in the event of an emergency.