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H-306 - NFPA 1006 Trench Rescue (Non-Certification)

Course description: After completing this course participants will have the ability to evaluate, manage, and perform a trench rescue in accordance with NFPA to include: soil analysis and mechanics, soil classifications, trench dynamics, hydraulic/pneumatic shoring, excavation safety per OSHA 29 CPR 1926 Subpart P, Evacuations, and ICS for trench rescue.

Instructor Staff: One (1) Instructor and one (1) technician

Number of Students: 12 minimum and 20 maximum

Who should Attend: Municipal Firefighters & Law Enforcement Personnel

Course Content: This course is designed to meet requirements for trench rescue based on NFPA 1006.

Rural County Host: If you are hosting a class in a rural county (population 150,000 or less) you may not be required to meet the “minimum number of students” for this class. Rural County Residents may be eligible for lodging reimbursement to attend HMEP funded classes. A requester will need the support of your supervisor to receive funding. Contact the HMEP Training Officer with questions at or 512-424-0052. 

Host facility: The host facility will need to provide in addition to an outdoor training location, a backhoe and operator to dig trenches for training. The backhoe and operator will need to available throughout the
week to make changes to trench configuration.

How this course is offered: This class is offered through TDEM's Technological Hazards Unit as an onsite delivery at a location designated by the requesting jurisdiction. These classes are an open enrollment with the approval of the class host and TDEM. If you are a County Judge; Emergency Management Coordinator; Fire or Police Chief; Public Works Trainer, Training Coordinator or Officer then you may request this course.

Prerequisites & Other Information:

PPE requirements: All participants must bring the following items with them to class -hard hat, safety glasses, leather gloves, and safety-toe footwear.

No tuition is charged.

Course Specifics

Hours: 36.00
Provider: TDEM - Hazmat
Sponsor: TDEM
Disciplines: Fire Service
Public Works
Emergency Medical Service
Law Enforcement

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