Valencia’s Advanced Specialized Training for Fire offers classes to help you update your fire knowledge. Instruction is given on the most recent updates, newest topics and latest equipment.
Confined Space: Operational/Technician is a 40-hour course designed for members of confined-space rescue teams, and is based on standards established in NFPA 1670. Students will perform victim retrieval in simulated and actual confined spaces.
This course combines 24 hours of instruction at the operational level with 16 hours at the technician level. It includes simple and compound rope hauling systems, as well as advanced confined-space entry and extrication techniques. Emphasis is placed on rope rigging, hazard identification, and hazard mitigation skills.
Students must bring: Hard hat, gloves, eye protection, and non-skid shoes with safety toe boxes.
Rope Ops will be a prerequisite for all the Technical Rescue disciplines as covered in NFPA 1006, 2013 edition, including but not limited to VMR Ops and Tech, Trench Rescue, Confined Space Rescue and Rope Tech. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but Valencia College is committed to providing the highest quality education possible while staying within the parameters of the established standards.
Course length: 40 hours