After completing this course participants will have the ability to evaluate, manage, and perform a Trench Rescue in accordance with NFPA 1006. Topics to include: Soil analysis and mechanics, Soil classifications, Trench dynamics, Hydraulic/Pneumatic shoring, Excavation safety per OSHA 29CFR 1926 Subpart P, Trench rescue operations, ICS for trench rescue.
One (1) Instructor and one (1) technician
Number of Students:
12 minimum and 20 maximum
Who should Attend:
Municipal Firefighters & Law Enforcement Personnel
This course is designed to meet requirements for Trench Rescue based on NFPA 1670.
To receive full benefits from these courses, it is recommended that it be taught at an approved fire training facility. All HMEP Hazardous Material Courses offered through TDEM are compliant with OSHA 29CFR 1910.120, EPA 40CFR Part 311, NFPA Standard 472 and qualify for TCOLE credit.
*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 travel, lodging and/or per diem reimbursement to attend HMEP funded classes. A requester will need the support of your supervisor to receive funding.
”Due to the nature of Hazardous Material training, you may be required to perform some physically strenuous activities for this class which may include wearing PPE. Therefore, we recommend all students have a current physical examination prior to class start date.”
How this course is offered:
This class is offered through TDEM HazMat Preparedness Group 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.