National Rescue Consultants offers the following courses taught by State Certified Instructors ranging from ranks of firefighter to chief. Many of our instructors are on state and federal USAR teams. All course can be provided on-site, contact us for scheduling or search up coming classes.

Vehicle & Machinery Rescue (VMR) Operations, – The Vehicle & Machinery Rescue Operations course is designed to provide the participant with the skills and knowledge required to perform basic vehicle and machinery rescue operations utilizing appropriate equipment, methodologies, protocols, and patient and resource management techniques. The course covers Chapters 5, 10.1, and 19.1 of NFPA 1006 and Chapters 4, 9.1 through 9.3, and 12.1 through 12.3 of NFPA 1670. Additionally, this course meets, or exceeds, the training requirements listed in 69A-37.065

Vehicle & Machinery Rescue (VMR) Technician, – The Vehicle & Machinery Rescue Technician course is designed to provide the participant with the skills and knowledge required to perform advanced vehicle and machinery rescue operations utilizing appropriate equipment, methodologies, protocols, and patient and resource management techniques. The course covers Chapters 5, 10.2, and 19.2 of NFPA 1006 and Chapters 4, 9.1 through 9.4, and 12.1 through 12.4 of NFPA 1670. Additionally, this course meets, or exceeds, the training requirements listed in 69A-37.065

Trench and Excavation Rescue Operations and Technician, Level  – The Trench and Excavation Rescue Operations and Technician (combined) course is designed to provide the participant with the skills and knowledge required to perform basic and advanced trench and excavation rescue operations utilizing appropriate equipment, methodologies, protocols, and patient and resource management techniques. The course covers Chapters 5 and 8 of NFPA 1006 and Chapters 4 and 11 of NFPA 1670. Additionally, this course meets, or exceeds, the training requirements listed in 69A-37.065(7)

Structural Collapse Rescue Operations– The Structural Collapse Rescue Operations course is designed to provide the participant with the skills and knowledge required to perform rescues at structural collapse incidents resulting from natural disasters or terrorist incidents utilizing appropriate equipment, methodologies, protocols, and patient and resource management techniques. The course covers Chapters 5 and 9.1 of NFPA 1006 and Chapters 4 and 6.1 through 6.3 of NFPA 1670. Additionally, this course meets, or exceeds, the training requirements listed in 69A-37.065(7) F.A.C. Florida Urban Search and Rescue (FLUSAR) Program. Every effort in this course is made to ensure consistent terminology and training within the discipline of urban search and rescue (US&R), so this course mirrors the DHS/FEMA National US&R Response System curriculum.

Structural Collapse Rescue Technician– The Structural Collapse Rescue Technician course is designed to provide the participant with the skills and knowledge required to perform rescues at structural collapse incidents resulting from natural disasters or terrorist incidents utilizing appropriate equipment, methodologies, protocols, and patient and resource management techniques. The course covers Chapters 5 and 9.2 of NFPA 1006 and Chapters 4 and 6.1 through 6.4 of NFPA 1670. Additionally, this course meets, or exceeds, the training requirements listed in 69A-37.065(7) F.A.C. Florida Urban Search and Rescue (FLUSAR) Program. This course differs from the 40 hour Structural Collapse Rescue Operations level course by proving increased time to perform more in-depth skill sets as required by the Department of Homeland Security/ Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS/FEMA) curriculum. Every effort in this course is made to ensure consistent terminology and training within the discipline of urban search and rescue (US&R), so this course mirrors the DHS/FEMA National US&R Response System curriculum.

Heavy Equipment and Rigging Specialist (HERS) – The Heavy Equipment and Rigging Specialist (HERS) course is designed to provide Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Task Force personnel with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the HERS function for a US&R team during a disaster or a planned event. This hands-on course builds upon the skills learned in structural collapse training and exposes participants to complex rigging scenarios and advanced metal cutting. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to successfully perform the position of HERS on a US&R team. This course was built around the objectives outlined in the FEMA Heavy Equipment and Rigging (HERS) curriculum.

Technical Search Specialist – The Technical Search Specialist course is designed to provide Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Task Force personnel with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the technical search functions for a US&R team during a disaster or a planned event. Participants will learn the essential requirements necessary to perform all physical, visual, and technical search functions. Upon completion, participants will be able to successfully perform the position of Technical Search Specialist on a US&R team. In addition to realistic scenarios, participants will participate in a realistic full-scale exercise allowing them to put to practice what they have learned (note- this exercise may be held off-site from the LTIPS campus at an acquired structure). US&R Task Force members attending this course will need to bring 1-2 search cameras, a listening device (Delsar, etc.), and 1-2 GPS units for use during the course. This course meets or exceeds the objectives set forth by FEMA, and uses FEMA curriculum where applicable.

Rope Operations This course is the basis for conducting safe and systematic rescues in rope rescue situations. It addresses the job performance requirements and the requisite knowledge and skills. This course covers several technical aspects involved in rope rescue; with the use of traditional classroom and practical exercises. The subjects covered include: Rescuer roles and responsibilities, different elements and purposes of rescue haul systems, belaying systems, changes of direction, ascending climbing systems, stokes basket operations, patient pick-offs, and tether systems. Instructional knowledge on how to properly construct and utilize mechanical advantage systems, belay systems, high point anchor systems, and haul systems conversion will be included. The program includes both written and lecture materials as well as thorough skills and hands-on interactions

Rope Rescue Technician – This course is the basis for conducting safe and systematic rescues in rope rescue situations. It addresses the job performance requirements and the requisite knowledge and skills.This course provides you with the skills necessary to conduct operations at technical rescue incidents safely and effectively based on hazard analysis, risk assessment, training level of personnel, and availability of internal and external resources.This course is designed to meet or exceed the applicable sections of NFPA 1670, Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents.

Confined Space Rescue Operations & Technician – This 40 hour course is the basis for conducting safe and systematic rescues in confined space situations. It addresses the job performance requirements and the requisite knowledge and skills.

This course covers several technical aspects involved in confined space rescue; with the use of traditional classroom and practical exercises. The subjects covered include: Rescuer roles and responsibilities, hazard identification, proper rescue techniques, atmospheric monitoring and testing, ventilation, and characteristics of non-permit and permit—required confined spaces.

This course is designed to meet or exceed the applicable sections of NFPA 1670 (2014), Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents.

Fire Service Hydraulics
This course covers the relationship between flow, pressure, and mathematical hydraulic formulas. The course includes pump theory, pump rating, and pressure and vacuum gauges. Students must bring a simple calculator with square foot function.

Apparatus Operations
This course covers the laws, rules and driving techniques for emergency vehicles as well as a review of hydraulics. Fireground evolutions and driving make up the practical part of the course. The evolution portion of the course includes the use of pre-connected lines, tandem pumping, drafting relays and master streams. The student should have a basic understanding of fire stream hydraulics prior to entering this course. Students must bring gloves and proper attire for water pumping exercises.

Aerial Operations
The course curriculum can be designed around the requirements of the requesting fire department. Classroom lectures and practical exercises are conducted in the principles and uses of aerial apparatus, including the recognition of hazards which may be present during aerial operations. The curriculum also includes classroom lectures and exercises in the principles, uses and tactical and safe placement of platform apparatus.

ENGINE COMPANY OPERATIONS
Hose work is the foundation of the fire service and is often the determining factor on successful fireground operations. Our basic engine class examines the primary role of the engine company and teaches students various techniques on stretching & advancing hose lines. Students will learn the different riding assignments and associated responsibilities to effectively place an attack line into operation in a timely manner. The focus will be on realistic staffing levels, and techniques will be discussed for operating efficiently with limited manpower. Topics include; stretching the initial attack line, stretching the back-up line, well hole stretches, rope stretches, stretching & advancing 2 ½ hose.

LADDER COMPANY OPERATIONS
This class will introduce students to the various fireground functions encompassing “Truck Work” Topics covered will include forcible entry, Primary Search techniques , throwing ladders Venting & VES, as well as vertical ventilation with both flat & peaked roof ops. This class is designed to provide students with maximum hands on time.

FIREFIGHTER SURVIVAL TRAINING
The focus of this class is to train fire fighters to recognize deteriorating conditions on the fireground so they can avoid becoming trapped, and teach them basic survival skills to effectively remove themselves from a hostile environment. This class will help the student identify the reasons why firefighters become lost, disorientated, or trapped and helps them avoid specific situations through enhanced recognition. Topics of discussion include; size up & construction, P.P.E capabilities & limitations, Flash-over recognition, and Mayday parameters & procedures.

Hazardous Materials Technician
In this course, the student will gain understanding of what hazardous substances are and the risks associated with them in an incident. Students will learn and understand the potential outcomes associated with an emergency created when hazardous substances are present as well as the ability to recognize the presence of hazardous substances in an emergency. They will also learn the ability to identify the hazardous substances, if possible. The student will have understanding of the role of the First Responder Awareness individual in the employer`s Emergency Response Plan, including Site Security and Control and the U.S. Department of Transportation`s Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG).

Leadership Development
If you are a fire service leader who is willing to embrace the challenge of personal and professional development the Leadership Development Program is for you. The Leadership development Program provides a one of a kind training experience. Instructors introduce each topic with foundation material and then through a Socratic teaching style immerse the students in the topic through highly interactive small group discussions, ethical and moral discussion groups/decision games, tactical decision games and practical application exercises. Through the Socratic teaching style the instructor facilitates interaction and challenges each of the students to reach outside of their comfort zone through discovery learning, rather than the classic lecture and direction format.

Fire Officer 1 – 4 Series