Rescue Operations

Course Code FIRE-207
Lecture hours per week
Lab hours per week
Course Availability: Open
Description: This course provides an overview of environmental hazards and rescue operations. The role and responsibilities of the firefighting team and co-operating agencies are highlighted, along with safety practices and risk assessment.
Also emphasized are the importance of environmental protection and the impact of hazardous incidents on the community and the health and safety of firefighters.

It provides the learner with generic rescue principles and practices along with an understanding of the rescue process as conducted by firefighters. Key factors, conditions affecting common rescue, the roles and responsibilities of emergency rescue responders, safety and teamwork will be covered.

Specifics will include rescue terminology, tools, equipment and available resources for rescue.

It will focus on the generic and rescue skills and basic vehicle extrication skills necessary for a firefighter/rescuer to safely and effectively extricate a victim(s) from a vehicle. Content will include the principles, techniques and practices, reflecting leading edge vehicle technology. The use of special equipment and resources such as manual, hydraulic and pneumatic tools and ancillary equipment will be covered. Other topics include scene assessment incident management systems and safety of victim(s) and rescuers.
It provides an overview of the principles and practices associated with a non-entry confined space rescue. Content will focus on non-entry confined space rescue and the role of the firefighter at an awareness level. Learners will have an opportunity to practice size-up, assessment and stabilization skills in non-entry rescue. Procedures to identify confined spaces, hazards and communication with victim(s) will also be covered.

It focuses on the roles and responsibilities of the firefighter/rescuer in land based/water /ice rescue. Content will include the principals, techniques and practices for land based/water/ice rescue operations. Practical experience will include the generic and specialized skills required in land based rescue.

It provides an overview of the principles and practices associated with trench rescues. Content will focus on trench rescues and the role of the firefighter at an awareness level. Firefighters will have an opportunity to practice size-up, assessment and stabilization skills. Procedures to identify hazards and communication with patient(s) will also be covered.
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