Trench Levels I and II
with Chapter 8 of the 2008 Edition of NFPA Standard 1006,
Standard for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications
Delmar Cengage Learning is pleased to
introduce the Technical Rescuer Series! Encompassing seven titles,
each book steps the reader through the corresponding applicable
content in the 2008 Edition of NFPA Standard 1006,
Standard for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications.
Combining the knowledge and practical skills
necessary to meet the Operations Level of the Standard, each book in
the series trains emergency responders to take the appropriate
actions to prepare, respond to, and mitigate an incident involving
Technical Rescuer: Trench meets the
requirements for Chapter 8 of the 2008 Edition of NFPA Standard 1006
and focuses on the key topics of trench rescue, from exploring the
characteristics of trench collapse to the necessary steps for
developing an efficient trench rescue team.
Offering comprehensive coverage of key
concepts, including illustrating the breakdown of the trench,
developing a response plan, implementing rescue operations and the
necessary skills for successful leadership and management, this book
helps the rescuer both prepare for the incident as well as
understand how these skills contribute to a successful response.
- Ensure compliance with
Chapter 8 of the 2008 Edition of NFPA Standard 1006
with a correlation grid that highlights the Standard
requirements, and identifies the pages in the book
where each of these requirements are met.
- Follow the ASTART™
system which explains team development, from
planning to implementation and contributes to
efficient incident response.
- Remain up to date with photos
and illustrations that focus in on the most current
equipment, tools and procedures.
- Gain real-world insight and
sharpen trench rescue skills with a Lessons Learned
at the beginning of each chapter and corresponding
Lessons Learned Revisited at the end of the chapter
containing follow-up critical-thinking questions.
- Work smart and safe on the
job with critical information highlighted in Note
and Safety boxes throughout the book.
- Learn the requirements of the
job with step-by-step skills that provide photo
sequences and clear instructions for various
- Practice rescue techniques
effectively with sample job performance requirement
forms and training logs that help track individual
Chapter 1—Trench Rescue Awareness.
Chapter 2—Ingredients of a Trench.
Chapter 3—Anatomy and Physiology of a
Chapter 4—Safety and Protective
Chapter 5—Apparatus, Tools and
Chapter 6—Trench Protective Systems.
Chapter 7—Heavy Equipment and
Chapter 8—The Trench Rescue Victim.
Chapter 9—Trench Rescue Operations:
Putting it All Together.
Chapter 10—Developing a Trench Rescue
Chapter 11—Leadership and Management.
Appendix A—Trench Rescue Quick
Appendix B—Job Performance Requirement
416 Pages -
8-1/2x 11 in.
About the Author:
Lieutenant Scott B. Richardson has been a
member of the fire service since 1983. He is a Lieutenant for South
Metro Fire Rescue and the Logistics Manager for the South Metro
Regional Technical Rescue Team.
He is a state certified fire and EMS primary
faculty member for the Community College of Aurora Colorado and
Metro (Denver) Regional Technical Rescue Team.
He is a graduate of the National Fire Academy
Training Program Management and Fire Service Course Design Programs.
Scott holds an Associate’s Degree in Public Service and he is the
founder of On the Job Emergency Services Training. Scott instructs
nationally on technical rescue and emergency services leadership
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