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Trench Rescue- Awareness Level
Wed. Dec 11th 2019 7:00pm - 11:00pm

Hunterdon Training Facility
Registration Starts October 1st

Out of County Fee: $60

As our rural communities continue to grow, new construction and utility repair work force contractors in every community to open trenches every single day. These trenches and excavations pose unique and serious dangers in the event of an accident or emergency. The HCESTC presents this program which is intended for any emergency response personnel who might be called to the scene of an emergency involving a trench or excavation. Material to be covered within this program includes: Proper scene size-up and hazard recognition; Resources required for trench rescue incidents; Scene management and ICS / IMS; Typical trench emergencies and trench collapse patterns; Overview of trench rescue procedures; Hazards unique to trench and excavations, along with mitigation techniques; Procedures for rapid, non-entry rescue of minimally injured victims. This program is intended for all emergency response personnel, and forms the basis for Operations and Technician level trench rescue training. This course is intended to provide “Awareness” training as outlined in NFPA 1670 (Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents).

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