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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

Rescue Technician II (SOC 204)

Formerly Rescue Technician

120 hours (12 days).

New York City Fire Academy, Randalls Island, New York.

June 2009 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

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.

Credit recommendation: 

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) (6/21 revalidation).