New York City Fire Department | Evaluated Learning Experience
Rescue Technician II (SOC 204)
120 hours (12 days).
June 2009 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: conduct team searches; rappel; patient package; navigate confine space entries; conduct trench rescues; collapse extrication; subway lifting, and elevator emergencies; shore based rescues; basic line systems; and use hand signals and rigging.
Major topics are: man in machine, vehicle extrication, scuba and cold water rescues, high angle operations, confined space, collapse, rigging, trench, subways, elevators, and fire fighter survival/TIC (thermal imaging camera). Students will receive training in thermal imaging camera use for search/rescue operations and firefighter survival and rescue procedures. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, case studies, audio vision, classroom exercises, practical exercises, quizzes, tests, and competency assessments.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 6 semester hours in Building Construction and Engineering Technology, Fire Service Administration, Hazardous Materials, Emergency Medical Services or Occupational Safety (7/10 revalidation) (6/15 revalidation).