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Fundamentals of Technical Rescue, First Edition



A complete awareness-level training solution for rescue organizations!

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA®) and International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) are pleased to bring you Fundamentals of Technical Rescue. Beginning with an introduction to technical rescue and progressing through discussions of tools and equipment, incident management, and conducting search operations, this text will introduce rescue organizations and their members to all aspects of the rescue process and the various environments in which they may be responding.

Fundamentals of Technical Rescue includes coverage of the awareness level requirements found in the 2009 Edition of NFPA 1670, Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents, as well as some of the general job performance requirements found in the 2008 Edition of NFPA 1006, Standard for Technical Rescuer Professional QualificationsFundamentals of Technical Rescue presents in-depth coverage of structural collapse, confined space and trench rescue, vehicle rescue, and water and wilderness rescue, allowing rescue organizations to approach any rescue situation safely and confidently.

The features in this text will help students take that extra step toward becoming outstanding rescue responders. They include:

  • You are the Rescue Responder case studies to stimulate classroom discussion and capture students’ attention
  • Voices of Experience essays provide students with expert advice from leading rescue authorities
  • Safety tips reiterating key safety points
  • Rescue tips relevant for all responders


  • Chapter_1  Introduction to Technical Rescue
  • Chapter_2  Technical Rescue Vehicles and Equipment
  • Chapter_3  Rescue Incident Management
  • Chapter_4  Search Operations and Victim Management
  • Chapter_5  Introduction to Technical Rope Rescue
  • Chapter_6  Structural Collapse Search and Rescue
  • Chapter_7  Confined-Space Search and Rescue
  • Chapter_8  Trench and Excavation Search and Rescue
  • Chapter_9  Vehicle and Machinery Search and Rescue
  • Chapter_10  Water Search and Rescue
  • Chapter_11  Wilderness Search and Rescue

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Weight 0.635029 lbs
Dimensions 21.336 × 1.27 × 27.178 in
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