Trench Rescue: Operations and Technician


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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.

This 40-hour course provides the student with the necessary knowledge to mitigate incidents involving trench or excavation collapse. Topics include hazard recognition, equipment use, and techniques necessary to operate safely and effectively at excavation emergencies involving collapse or failure of individual, intersecting and
non- intersecting trenches with an initial depth of 8 feet or less.

The course combines the 24-hour Trench Rescue: Operations level with the 16-hour Technician level. Its content meets or exceeds standards set in NFPA 1670 (Trench Rescue Technician).

Course length: 40 hours

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 Sections

Course: CFT 7021-00
Term: 1819
Section Number: 1
Schedule Number: 21778
Instructor(s): Staff
Location: Fire Rescue Institute (FRI)
Dates: Dec. 3 - 7, 2018 (Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
Units: 4.0 CEUs
Contact Hours: 40 Contact Hours
Required Fees
   Course Fee O/E $618.00