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ID
8-509-1131
Name
Emergency Services Rescue Technician
Status
Published
Updated
12/3/2019 11:49:54 AM
Released
11/01/2006
Resource Category
Search and Rescue
Primary Core Capability
Mass Search and Rescue Operations
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Emergency Services Rescue Technician responds to technical search and rescue (SAR) incidents, identifies hazards, uses equipment, and applies advanced SAR techniques
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
 
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
 
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1An Emergency Services Rescue Technician responds to technical SAR incidents, identifies hazards, uses equipment, and applies advanced techniques specified in NFPA 1670 and 1006 necessary to coordinate, perform, and supervise technical SAR incidents in the flowing areas: trench, structural collapse, rope, confined space, and vehicle and machinery
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
TrainingNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Fulfillment of requirement(s) as stated in the following standard(s): 1. NFPA 1006: Standard for Rescue Technician (2003) 2. NFPA 472 HazMat Operations and/or OSHA 1910.120(Q)(6)(ii), HazMat Operations Training or equivalent basic instruction on responding to and operating in a CBRNE incident Completion of the following baseline criteria: 3. OSHA 1910.120 and/or 1910.134 (f), Respiratory Protection 4. Emergency medical care based on AHJ 5. Risk assessment 6. Hazard mitigation 7. PPE 8. Use of related tools and devices Completion of the following: 9. ICS-100: Introduction to ICS 10. ICS-200: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, ICS-200 11. FEMA IS-700: NIMS, An Introduction Completion of the following training courses: 12. Rescue Technician Recommended: Completion of the following: 1. DOJ Emergency Response to Terrorism, Basic Concepts, or equivalent 2. FEMA/US&R WMD Enhanced Operations, or equivalent 3. GPS Awareness Level course 4. Continuing education requirements for training 5. Recertification and verification of all training listed above
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Recommended: 1. Recommend position taskbooks that validate and verify (by AHJ) demonstrated ability to perform required skills in exercises and/or actual incidents, every 5 years or as dictated by need 2. Fingerprint Background Check
Physical/Medical FitnessThat NFPA 1582, Standard on Medical Requirements for Fire Fighters, as recommended by NFPA 1006, be adopted. Where necessary, additional inoculations specific to the incident environment may be required.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Completion of the following baseline criteria: 1. Emergency medical provider as specified in NFPA 1006: Standard for Rescue Technician (2003) 2. Minimum physical fitness standards as required by the AHJ Recommended: Fulfillment of requirement(s) as stated in the following standard(s): 1. NFPA 1582, Standard on Medical Requirements for Fire Fighters 2. NFPA 1584 Standard on medical requirements for firefighters 3. NFPA 1583, CPAT, and IAFF/IAFC Joint Labor Management Wellness Fitness Initiative
CurrencyNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Certification: 1. Appropriate State Rescue Technician certification 2. Certified for confined space entry in accordance with OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.146 Confined Space Entry Permit Recommended Certification: Completion of the following training courses: 1. EMT-B per NFPA 1006(2003) A-3-3.5
Composition and Ordering Specifications
Specification
Discuss logistics for deploying this position, such as working conditions, length of deployment, security, lodging, transportation, and meals, prior to deployment
1067
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System, November 2017
FEMA, National Response Framework, June 2016