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WFR Station 17

Cave Rescue Awareness 2023-01

Cave Rescue Awareness (16 hours) Cost $0.00 (FREE) This class exceeds the requirements of NFPA 1006 (2021) 14.1 and NFPA 2500 (2022) 13.1 and 13.2 - Cave Rescue Awareness.

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Cave Rescue Awareness 2023-01
Cave Rescue Awareness 2023-01

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Apr 15, 2023, 8:00 AM – Apr 16, 2023, 5:00 PM

WFR Station 17, 4911 Bethesda Rd, Thompson's Station, TN 37179, USA

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Cave Rescue Awareness (16 hours) 

Cost $0.00 (FREE)

This class exceeds the requirements of NFPA 1006 (2021) 14.1 and NFPA 2500 (2022) 13.1 and 13.2 - Cave Rescue Awareness.

The Chattanooga Hamilton County Rescue Service Cave/Cliff/Technical Unit is presenting an Awareness Level Cave Rescue program. This 2-day program consists of classroom (4 hours) and fieldwork (12 hours) The participant will receive experience in the underground environment, litter movement techniques, communication systems, medical management, and an overview of managing a cave rescue.

At the conclusion, the participant will understand litter movement and management, and the many challenges associated with cave rescue. The basic orientation course material is presented for students who typically include cavers, emergency services personnel, and Emergency Managers.

Most of this class will be conducted underground in a cave. There is a very short amount of classroom presentations. The participant must be willing and capable of moving and working underground.

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