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H-504 - NFPA 1006 2008 Edition Trench Rescue Levels I and II Pro-Board Certification

Course Overview:
Upon the successful completion of this course, emergency responders will have the skills and knowledge required for certification to Chapter 8, "Trench Rescue", as described in NFPA 1006, Standard for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications (2008 Edition), including the areas of confined space rescue operations, utilizing appropriate equipment, methodologies, protocols, and patient and resource management techniques. Participants who successfully complete the course and pass the required written and skills test will receive National Board of Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board) national certification.

Participants will have the ability to evaluate, manage, and perform a trench rescue in accordance with NFPA 1006. Topics to include
•  Trench Rescue Decision Making
•  Introduction To Trench Rescue
•  Trench Incident Management And Support Operations
•  Soil Physics
•  Causes And Types Of Trench Collapses
•  Soil Classifications And Testing
•  Equipment And Tools For Trench Rescue Operations
•  Hazard Control
•  Atmospheric Monitoring
•  Gaining Access
•  Protective Systems In Trench Operation
•  Termination Procedures
•  Techniques For Trench Protection

This course is targeted for all emergency response personnel involved with technical rescue incident response and is designed to meet the training requirements of NFPA 1006 Chapter 8 Job Performance Requirements (JPR).
Number of Students: 10 minimum and 20 maximum*


One (1) instructor and one (1) skilled evaluator.

Host Facility:

The host facility will need to secure a written test proctor (normally from a local university or community college) prior to the class. The host facility will also provide a testing/classroom location of suitable size for testing and lecture. An outdoor training location will need to be supplied as well as a backhoe and operator to dig a trench for training and testing. The backhoe and operator will need to available throughout the week to make changes to trench configuration.

*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. Contact TDEM at or call 512-424-2005.

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.

”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 click the “Request Course” link below.

Prerequisites & Other Information:

Certification Requirements:
For national Pro Board certification, the following are the minimum certification requirements as defined by the NFPA standards and the Texas Engineering Extension Service/Emergency Services Training Institute (TEEX/ESTI):
•  Rope Rescue Level I certification , NFPA 1006, Standard For Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications, Chapter 6
•  Confined Space Rescue Level I certification, NFPA 1006 Standard For Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications, Chapter 7 
• In order to receive Certification you must provide proof that which you are certified to NFPA Chapter 6 by Pro­ Board or International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC). and
•  Participants must pass Trench Rescue Level I to receive certifications For Trench Rescue Level II.

PPE Requirements:
All participants must bring the following items with them to class – hard hat, safety glasses, leather gloves, safety-toe footwear.
Students must be Public Sector Employees/Volunteers: Students must be employed or used by a political subdivision (county, municipality, city, town, township, local public authority, school district, special districts, interstate district, council of governments (whether or not incorporated as a nonprofit corporation under State law), any other regional or interstate government entity, or any agency or instrumentality of a local government. Private sector, federal, non-profit/not for profit employees may not eligible for these classes unless they also serve in a public sector/volunteer position. Volunteers must apply through their public sector departments. Texas residents only.

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No tuition is charged.

Course Specifics

Hours: 40.00
Provider: TDEM - Hazmat
Sponsor: TDEM
Disciplines: Hazmat
Law Enforcement
Public Works
Fire Service
Emergency Medical Service

Available Classes

ViewCourse NumberClass NameLocationDatesSeats Available 
View class H-504 NFPA 1006 2008 Edition Trench Rescue Levels I and II Pro-Board CertificationSpring Fire Dept
Spring Fire Department Administration Bld.
Spring, TX 77388
08/27/2019 - 08/30/2019 WAITLIST View Details
View class H-504 NFPA 1006 2008 Edition Trench Rescue Levels I and II Pro-Board CertificationWeslaco Fire Department
1912 Joe Stephens
Weslaco, TX 78596
09/10/2019 - 09/13/2019 1 View Details
View class H-504 NFPA 1006 2008 Edition Trench Rescue Levels I and II Pro-Board CertificationTDEM Open Course
Spring Fire Department Administration Bld.
Spring, TX 77373
09/30/2019 - 10/04/2019 FULL View Details
View class H-504 NFPA 1006 2008 Edition Trench Rescue Levels I and II Pro-Board CertificationPortland Fire Department
1902 Billy G Webb (Portland PD Training room)
Portland, TX 78374
10/07/2019 - 10/11/2019 11 View Details
View class H-504 NFPA 1006 2008 Edition Trench Rescue Levels I and II Pro-Board CertificationSan Angelo Fire Department
3154 N. US Hwy 67
San Angelo, TX 76905
11/11/2019 - 11/15/2019 15 View Details
View class H-504 NFPA 1006 2008 Edition Trench Rescue Levels I and II Pro-Board CertificationFrisco Fire Department
15151 Donnie Mayfield Way
Frisco, TX 75035
11/19/2019 - 11/22/2019 WAITLIST View Details
Total of 6

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