FF286 - Introduction to USAR (2)
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About the Event
This is an entry-level class for beginners and more experienced search and rescue personnel. This class gives an overview of the National Fire Protection Associations’ (N.F.P.A.) Awareness Level for Structural Collapse Rescue standards outlined in 1670 & Level 1 of 1006. Through thorough equipment familiarization and lecture, with “Hands-on” experience and knowledge obtained through most of the class, students will gain awareness in search and rescue operations during natural disaster events. US Army Corps of Engineers USAR recognized structure search and victim location marking systems will also be covered. The student will get “Hands-on” practice in these marking systems so that during a structural collapse incident they will mark structures correctly and be able to interpret markings that are already on structures. This class will discuss the unique hazards and search concerns associated with natural disaster events. From an Incident Management standpoint, we will cover response phases, mutual aid, and management of unsolicited resources.