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New York City Fire Department | Evaluated Learning Experience

Advanced Trench Rescue (SOC 304)

Location: 
New York City Fire Academy, Randalls Island.
Length: 

Version 1, 2, and 3: 40 hours (4 days).

Dates: 
Version 1: January 2001 - August 2007. Version 2: September 2007 - September 2008. Version 3: October 2008 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1, 2, and 3: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the procedures for a trench incident assessment and demonstrate the various stabilization techniques used to secure a trench in preparation for an evacuation emergency. Students will also be able to explain various support operations and stabilization systems to safely operate in a trench for patient stabilization and extrication and be able to safely manage and operate in a trench rescue and correctly use the tools necessary to safely perform such tasks.

Instruction: 

Version 1, 2, and 3: Major topics include: trench operations; con-ed vacuum truck demo; skills station assemble; trench panels; set panels in trench simulator; gin pole air bag rigging; t-shaped trench; and panel placement simulator.

Credit recommendation: 
Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Fire Science, Emergency Medical Services, or Emergency Management (12/04 - review conducted by the American Council on Education). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Fire Science, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Management, or Occupational Health and Safety (11/07) (10/08 revalidation) Version 3: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Fire Science, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Management, or Occupational Health and Safety (7/10 revalidation) (6/15 revalidation).

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