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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

New York City Fire Department | Evaluated Learning Experience

Advance Firefighter Removal (SOC 450)


40 hours (1 week). 

Randall's Island

June 2018 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this learning experience, students will be able to: identify the importance of advance firefighter removal training; analyze case studies and identify lessons learned; identify and apply safe and effective removal methods; work effectively in a team and communicate efficiently during removal operations; operate thermal imaging cameras (tics) safely and effectively during removal operations; identify and apply techniques and strategies for conducting wide area searches; identify and apply safe and effective removal methods for complex operations; and use effective communication and coordination skills during complex firefighter removal operations.


Major topics include: introduction to removal methods, teamwork in removal operations, effective communication techniques, The Springfield Blvd incident, using Thermal Imaging Cameras in removal operations, safety during removal operations, techniques and strategies for conducting wide area searches, and The Walton Ave Fire and Sclafani Fire incidents. Prerequisite: Rescue Technician II (SOC 204) or 5 years active service.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate division category, 2 semester hours in Fire Science, Fire Service Administration, or Strategy and Tactics (5/23).