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New York City Fire Department | Evaluated Learning Experience

SOC Support Ladder (SOC 305)

Formerly Support Truck Training (SOC 305)
Location: 
New York City Fire Academy, Randalls Island, New York and 9 Metro Tech Center, Brooklyn, NY.
Length: 

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

Dates: 

Version 1: January 2002 - August 2007. Version 2: September 2007 - September 2012. Version 3: October 2012 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: perform basic rescue operations at the scene of confined space, trench and collapse emergencies; recognize hazards involved at small-scale emergencies and the skills to operate basic tools and equipment safely at the emergency scene. Version 3: Same outcomes as Version 1 and 2; additionally: students will be able to: apply basic technical rescue principles to assess and analyze complex incidents to assure safe and appropriate operations; effectively conduct and assist operations for basic high angle, confined space, collapse, and trench rescue operations; outline various methods to secure, package, and extricate victims in unique situations.

Instruction: 

Version 1, 2 and 3: Major topics include: confined space, trench and collapse rescue; knots; patient packaging devices; torch usage; rigging and scene stabilization. Methods of instruction include:  lecture, examinations, scenario based skill evolutions, and team/group activities.  Course curriculum includes lectures, visual aids and past case studies of FDNY operations including incident identifications, securing the scene and search and rescue.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the vocational certificate or 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 and 3: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Fire Science, Emergency Medical Services or Emergency Management (11/07) (5/12 revalidation) (7/17 revalidation). 

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