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  1. 1. Sterling Rescue Technical Rescue Operations Orientation and Information Part 1 of 2
  2. 2. Objectives • To provide an overview of the Rescue Operations program • To introduce the Rescue capability of SVRS • To provide an overview of the training that is required to ride or become part of the department’s technical rescue team • Explain the available training
  3. 3. What is Technical Rescue? Rescue is the act of removing a person from an area of danger, confinement or entrapment. The “technical” part implies that special tools, equipment and/or training will be necessary to accomplish the rescue.
  4. 4. Examples • Examples could include: – An automobile crash where the vehicle is damaged such that the doors or windows are not usable – Someone stuck in a sewer – A window washer who’s equipment has failed and is stuck on the side of a tall building – A person in a body of water who needs help getting out – Countless other scenarios that a typical ambulance crew would not be trained or equipped to handle
  5. 5. Examples
  6. 6. Risks Associated – Falls / elevation – Trip hazards – Uneven, wet ground – Entanglement, pinching hazards – Falling objects – Utilities – Weather / atmospheric hazards – Untrained responders – Hostile by-standers / victims – Location
  7. 7. Role of the Rescue Company • Vehicle Extrication • Technical Rescue – Rope Rescue – Collapse/ Trench • Water Rescue – Flat Water – Swiftwater • Fireground Support – Special Service Unit – Rapid Intervention Team (RIT)
  8. 8. Classification of the Rescue Vehicles • Light • Medium • Heavy VAVRS/ Civil Defense/ Ohio Rescue Manual
  9. 9. Rescue Operations at the Regional Level • Within Loudoun County, the following stations have Heavy Rescue apparatus: – 615 (Sterling Recue) – 613 (Loudoun Rescue) – 617 (Hamilton Rescue) – 607 (Aldie VFD) • Nearby in Fairfax County – 439 (North Point)
  10. 10. Sterling Rescue’s Rescue Operations • Heavy Rescue • Water Rescue • Technical Rescue Team
  11. 11. Each of them have there own Specialized Training Path Water Rescue Entry Level Heavy Rescue RT Introduction to Technical Rescue (Online Module Plus 2 Days) RT HazMat Operations Technical Rescue Swiftwater Rescue *Trench 1, Vehicle 2 and Confined Space 2 all prerequisites for Trench 2 FEMA Structural Collapse Technician (8 Days) Confined Space Rope Rescue Level 2 (3 Days) 2E Rescue Level 1 (2 Days) 2E Rope Rescue Level 1 (4 Days) RT2 Confined Space Rescue Level 2 (2 Days) RS Trench Rescue Level 1 (2 Days) RS Trench Rescue* Level 2 (3 Days) RS Vehicle Rescue Level 2 (3 days) RT2 Vehicle Rescue Level 1 (2 Days) RT (2 Days) Ice Rescue (2 Days) 2E RS Boat Operator (Online Module plus 2 Days)
  12. 12. Expectations • Inclement Weather • Natural Disasters • Anticipated Impact
  13. 13. Assets of the Rescue Operations Division • Squad 615 • Technical Rescue Support Unit (Tech 625) • Water Rescue – RB615 – RB625 – JS625 • Technical Rescue Trailer (TRT) • Support Vehicles
  14. 14. Equipment • Hydraulic Rescue Tools • Confined Space and Rope Rescue • Pneumatic systems • Electric tools • Gas-powered tools
  15. 15. Personal Protective Equipment
  16. 16. The Equipment • Sterling Rescue’s capability and equipment make it one of the best-equipped technical rescue teams in the state. Our equipment is top of the line and we have unique resources. • More than a million dollars of vehicles and equipment are currently assigned to the division.
  17. 17. Rescue Ops Roles/ Responsibility • Rescue Operations Manager – Program oversight • Equipment – Repairs – Purchasing • Performance/ Staffing – Training Programs • Inhouse • Or point of contact
  18. 18. Rescue Ops Division Leadership Rescue Ops Manager Water Rescue Program Logistics Firefighter Training Rescue Training
  19. 19. What do I need to do to be successful? • Be self motivated • Physical Condition • Team Oriented
  20. 20. Recruitment to the Program • Thanks for your interest! • The organizational goal is that every operational member who is interested has the opportunity to participate. • Eventually, a staffed squad truck is the goal for night crews, but day crew members are encouraged to participate too. • To meet this goal we will need lots of new, interested members.
  21. 21. What do I have to do to get involved? • The Technical Rescue Operations (TRO) Division has identified the minimum training requirements for members based on the most common calls for which the rescue is dispatched. • The training program is a pathway that develops the member in a progressive manner with milestones along the way that recognize the member’s accomplishments.
  22. 22. Any released member can participate! • Members with interest are encouraged to contact the Rescue Operations Manager or designee. • Once you have viewed this presentation you may ride the squad with permission of your crew chief. – But… • You won’t count towards minimum staffing, which is 3 or more rescue technicians, and you wont be able to fully participate on calls, but you should participate in any training done by the crew. – The expectation is that while riding as 4th (or 5th or 6th), the member will be working to become a Rescue Technician by completing the required training.
  23. 23. The Big Picture • Technical Rescue can be dangerous and complicated. • Advanced training is required. • SVRS will use the following designations – Rescue Technician – Rescue Technician II – Rescue Specialist Technical Rescue Member Progression Released EMT or higher Rescue Technician Rescue Technician II Rescue Specialist
  24. 24. Rescue Technician • Rescue Technicians are trained to: – Make an assessment of the emergency scene – Recognize the need for additional resources when necessary – Perform, under supervision, vehicle extrication and patient stabilization. • The required training programs are:* – HazMat Operations – Introduction to Technical Rescue – An approved Vehicle Extrication course – The Rescue Technician Task Book and Skill Sheets * Members who completed extrication classes before the VDFP curriculum reorganization, or who have certifications from entities other than VDFP should contact the program manager, for specifics on the grandfathering policy.
  25. 25. Prerequisites and Training • Due to the prerequisite structure of the Virginia Department of Fire Programs (VDFP) you can’t take Vehicle Rescue I until you have completed HazMat Operations and Introduction to Technical Rescue. • Conveniently, those are the classes needed to be a Rescue Technician • The classes must be taken in this order: Introduction to Technical Rescue (Online Module Plus 2 Days) Vehicle Rescue Level 1 (2 Days) HazMat Operations
  26. 26. Alternative Options • The extrication requirement can also be accomplished by other programs, although their availability is sometimes limited when compared with the VDFP offerings. – The Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads (VAVRS) offers Vehicle Rescue Awareness and Operations for which HazMat Awareness is the only prerequisite. – The Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad (CARS) offers a course called VehExt – Other programs may be acceptable with approval
  27. 27. Rescue Technician II • The Rescue Technician II is trained for most of the rescue incidents likely to occur in the Sterling area. • These members should be able to lead a vehicle extrication and supervise other Rescue Technicians when necessary.
  28. 28. Rescue Technician II • To progress to Rescue Technician II – Rescue Technician requirements (green) – Rope Rescue Level 1, Vehicle Rescue Level 2 (both in red), and a minimum of 1 additional rescue elective selected from Swiftwater, Rope 2 and Confined Space 1 (blue). – The lines shown identify the VDFP prerequisite structure. Equivalent VAVRS classes are also acceptable. Introduction to Technical Rescue (Online Module Plus 2 Days) Vehicle Rescue Level 1 (2 Days) Rope Rescue Level 1 (4 Days) Either may be taken first Vehicle Rescue Level 2 (3 days) Rope Rescue Level 2 (3 Days) Confined Space Rescue Level 1 (2 Days) Swiftwater Rescue (2 Days) HazMat Operations
  29. 29. Rescue Specialist • Rescue Specialists are trained for just about any type of rescue incident that could happen in the area. • These members will be crew leaders in the absence of a formally appointed officer and are generally senior member of the squad. • Rescue Specialists will have completed all of the requirements of Rescue Technician and Technician II, plus the remaining HTR curriculum from the VDFP (or equivalent) and have completed Officer I or Crew Leader.
  30. 30. Rescue Specialist • Rescue Specialists must be released drivers of the Heavy Rescue, complete Officer I or Crew Leader and the classes below. Boat Operator (Online Module plus 2 Days) Rope Rescue Level 2 (3 Days) Confined Space Rescue Level 1 (2 Days) Confined Space Rescue Level 2 (2 Days) Trench Rescue Level 1 (2 Days) Trench Rescue* Level 2 (3 Days) *Trench 1, Vehicle 2 and Confined Space 2 all prerequisites for Trench 2 • In addition Firefighter 1/2 and a FEMA Structural Collapse Technician class are highly recommended, but not required at this time.
  31. 31. Training Progression Review • To be a safe productive member of the team, members are required to obtain additional training. • All members are encouraged to get involved. • The training is progressive and gets more technical at higher levels.
  32. 32. Firefighter Training • Firefighter training is encouraged, but not a requirement for participation. • When the squad is staffed with firefighters it provides additional capability. • Members with firefighter certification may receive different designations
  33. 33. Training Progression With Designations Including Firefighter Rescue Technician (RT) Rescue Technician II (RT2) Rescue Specialist (RS) Firefighter 1/2 Firefighter 1/2 Firefighter 1/2 Fire-Rescue Technician (FT) Fire-Rescue Technician II (FT2) Master Technician (MT) Fire School is optional, but it is strongly encouraged because when R615 is staffed with 3 or more firefighters it can respond to fire calls. Members who complete firefighter 1 and 2 will have priority over other members on these types of calls.
  34. 34. Loudoun County Requirements for Firefighters Loudoun County Fire-Rescue Guideline 7.1.1 lists the requirements to be considered a firefighter in Loudoun County. The requirements that SVRS Operational Members are not already required to have are: • VDFP or VDEM Hazardous Materials Operations • NFPA 1001 Firefighter I and II • VDFP Mayday Firefighter Down Operations • VDFP Liquid Propane Gas Emergencies course* • NIMS 100, 200, and 700 *This course is currently under revision by the state and isn’t being offered. The requirement can be waived until the state starts offering the course again.
  35. 35. How to get into FF Class • If you’re interested in Fire School, start planning about 4 - 6 months ahead of time. There are 2 per year, one typically starts in August or September and the other in January or February. • Use this time to make sure you are in good physical shape and to complete the prerequisites, which are: – HazMat Operations – ICS 100, 200, 700 – NFPA 1582 Physical within the last year
  36. 36. Water Rescue Training • Water rescue is a specialty • Members can choose to participate as part of the Water Rescue Team independently of the other parts of Rescue Ops
  37. 37. Water Rescue Training Flow • The entry-level course for members wanting to join the water rescue team is Swiftwater Rescue Technician. – Loudoun County requires HazMat Operations as a prerequisite to the class when it is taught at the LCFR training center, but other training entities do not necessarily require it. • Members who complete Swiftwater Technician are eligible to take the Boat Operator class. • Ice Rescue is offered in the winter (usually January or February) through LCFR. • Other states and organizations have additional water rescue-related classes which may be of interest to members.
  38. 38. What about driving? • Any member who has achieved status as a Rescue Technician may begin working towards release as a driver of the heavy rescue. • EVOC III is required. • Meet with the rescue operations manager to review expectations and requirements early.
  39. 39. Where do I find these classes? • Unlike your basic EMT class, many of the Technical Rescue classes are so specialized that they’re not offered frequently at the LCFR training center. • Be aggressive about training opportunities. • You will likely have to travel out of the area to complete some of the classes required, especially those included at the Rescue Specialist level. With proper authorization, the squad will support your efforts to seek advanced training.
  40. 40. Where do I find these classes? • Plan ahead. Because of the nature of the prerequisites you’ll have to complete the classes in order. • Check the “Training Corner” on the LCFR website for classes in Loudoun. • The VDFP website is also an excellent resource, as is the VAVRS website. Fire and Rescue department websites from neighboring jurisdictions are also a consideration.
  41. 41. Types of Other Training Opportunities • FEMA USAR Class • Heavy Vehicle Class • Advanced Rope Rescue and Rigging Classes • Bus Extrication Program • Aircraft Fire/ Rescue Programs • Search & Rescue
  42. 42. Knowledge Check • Next there are some review questions about the material we have just covered. To successfully complete this program you need to get at least 80%
  43. 43. Sterling Rescue Technical Rescue Operations Orientation and Information Part 2
  44. 44. Objectives • To review the equipment and assets of the Rescue Operations Division
  45. 45. Review of the Assigned Assets • Vehicles – Heavy Rescue – TRSU – Technical Rescue/ Collapse Trailer – Water Rescue Vehicles – Support Vehicles • Equipment
  46. 46. Rescue 615
  47. 47. Rescue 615 • Housed at Station 15 • Certified as a Heavy Rescue Vehicle
  48. 48. Specifications • 2010 Spartan/ SVI • 40’ in length • Cummings Motor • 6 Personnel
  49. 49. Mechanical Systems • 32 KW Generator – More than enough to power a large single family home • Light Tower • Winch – Front (electric) 10,000 lbs – Rear (hydraulic) 15,000 lbs • TNT Hydraulic High Pressure Rescue Tool System
  50. 50. Front of Cab • Radios – Mobile – (2) Portable Radios • Driver and Officer • SCBA • Thermal Imager • Maps
  51. 51. Crew Area • (4) SCBA – Every seated position • EMS Cabinet – AED – Aide Bag – Suction • (2) Portable Radios • Overhead Storage Areas • Scott SCBA Pak Tracker
  52. 52. Walk-in Area • 75 ton High Pressure Air Bags • Refrigerator • Interior Roll up Area – Battery Chargers and miscellaneous equipment • Access to Hydraulic Pumps • Technical/ Water Rescue PPE Bags
  53. 53. Compartment Identification Driver 1 Driver 2 Driver 3 Driver 4 Driver 5
  54. 54. Driver’s Side Compartment #1 • Drivers Gear Area – SCBA • Light Tower Controller • Chains • Cribbing
  55. 55. Driver’s Side Compartment #2 • (2) 100’ Hydraulic Rescue Reels • Portable Pump • (2) Come-along • Extrication Jump Bag • TNT Rescue System – Cutters – Spreaders – Rams (4) – 3 Hydraulic Hoses
  56. 56. Driver’s Side Compartment #3 • Utility Air Reel 250’ • High Pressure Airbags – 3 ton to 45 ton • Air tools – Air Chisel – Pak Tool – Impact Wrench
  57. 57. Driver’s Side Compartment #4 • Top tray – (2) Portable Lights – Extension cords • Bottom Tray Tool Boxes – Impact Sockets – Nail Box – HazMat Plugs – Elevator Kit – Lockout / Tag-out Kit
  58. 58. Driver’s Side Compartment #5 • Torches – Petrogen – Exotermic Torch • Electric Demolition Tools • Electric Cord Reel • Slings/ Straps • Hand Tool Box • Traffic Cones • Absorbent
  59. 59. Rear/ Steps • Ladders and pike poles • Winch chains, straps and blocks • Winch controller • Hydraulic Winch
  60. 60. Coffin/ Top Compartment Driver’s Side • Front Compartment – Medium Pressure airbags – Body bags – Little Giant Ladder • Rear Compartment – Cleanup and Hazmat Supplies
  61. 61. Coffin/ Top Compartment Officer’s Side • Front Compartment – Rope rescue equipment – Stokes Baskets – Line Gun • Rear Compartment – Paratech Strut accessories – Spare SCBA bottles
  62. 62. Officer’s Side Compartment #5 • Top Tray – Tarps • Middle Tray – Electric “Smoke Ejector” – Submergible water pump and hose • Bottom Tray – Gas powered fan (PPV) – Portable Electric Generator
  63. 63. Officer’s Side Compartment #4 • Saws and saw accessories – Top tray • Spare Blades/tools – Bottom Tray • 2 rotary (K12 -type) saws • 2 gas powered chainsaws • 1 electric chainsaw • Premixed fuel, oil and servicing tools
  64. 64. Officer’s Side Compartment #3 • Top Tray – Portable lights – Extension Cords • Bottom Tray – RIT pack – Large area search kit – Rebar cutter
  65. 65. Officer’s Side Compartment #2 • Hydraulic Reel • Electric Reel • Paratech struts and accessories • Pedal cutter • Battery-powered Sawzall and Drill • Cribbing
  66. 66. Officer’s Side Compartment #1 • Cribbing • TNT cutters and combi-tool • Hooks and poles • Spikes for picket system • Shovels, axes, halligan bar, sledge hammer • Rabbit tool • Large pipe wrenches • Bolt cutters • Fire Extinguishers
  67. 67. Front Bumper • Electric Winch • Connection for Hydraulic tool
  68. 68. Technical Rescue Support Unit TECH 625 (TRSU 625)
  69. 69. Purpose • Support our Technical Rescue Ability with additional equipment • Back Up for the Heavy Rescue – Maintenance – Out of Service • Primary Tow Vehicle for TRT trailer • NOVA TF-8 Deployment • Snow Removal Capability
  70. 70. Vehicle Specification • 2005 Freightliner FL70 • Extended Cab
  71. 71. TRSU 625 Overview • Seating Capacity for 3 • Generator • Light Tower • Winch • Hurst Hydraulic System
  72. 72. Electrical System • Generator – Light Tower • Watts • Will-Burt Nightscan – Outlets • 120v • 240v • 3 phase
  73. 73. Cab • Seating for 3 • 3 portable radios
  74. 74. Driver’s Side Compartment #1 • Extrication equipment • Hand tools • Cribbing
  75. 75. Driver’s Side Compartment #2 • Water rescue protective gear • Auxiliary Rope and Water Rescue Equipment
  76. 76. Driver’s Side Compartment #3 • Rope and high angle rescue equipment
  77. 77. Rear • Long Handle Tool Compartment • Attic Ladder • Rear Compartment • Towing – Pintle Hitch – 2” Receiver • Roof Access
  78. 78. Rear Compartment • Hydraulic Tools • Electric reel
  79. 79. Street Side Compartment #3 • Traffic Cones • Additional rope and water rescue equipment
  80. 80. Street Side Compartment #2 • Confined Space rescue equipment.
  81. 81. Street Side Compartment #1 • EMS Equipment • Personal Protective gear bags (harnesses, helmets, gloves) • SCBAs (3) • Fire Extinguisher • Controller for Light Tower
  82. 82. Snow Plow • 10’ Highway Myers Plow • EZ Pro Mounting Assembly – Connection points on the vehicle • Stored – Sugarland facility • Operations – only during Heavy snowstorms
  83. 83. Technical Rescue Trailer
  84. 84. Water Rescue Inventory
  85. 85. Watercraft • Boat 615 • Boat 625 • Jet Ski 625
  86. 86. Boat 15 • Zodiac International – Model: MK II GR – 13.8’ Rigid Hull Inflatable – Max Weight: 2028 lbs • Nissan Marine Motor – Model: NS40D2 – 40 HP – Tiller Steering
  87. 87. Boat 25
  88. 88. Boat 25 • DIB – Model: Rescue Sled – 14.5’ Length – 7’ Beam – Working Load: 2000 lbs – 40 HP Mercury Jet Drive • Trailer – DIB Custom
  89. 89. JetSki 25 • Jetski 625 (JS625) – Yamaha XL 760 – 9’ Jetski
  90. 90. Boat Tow Vehicles • Utility Vehicles – Utility 615 – SERV 625 – Utility 635 • TRSU – Boat 625 • Chase Vehicles are capable of towing the boats, but not primarily for Rescue Operations – Explorers (Car 615 & 625)
  91. 91. Rescue Operations Support Vehicles
  92. 92. Utility 615 • 2003 Ford Excursion – Four Wheel Drive • Winch • Function – Primary Tow Vehicle Boat 15 – Off Road Response/ WO&D Bike Path – Adverse Weather
  93. 93. SERV 625 • 2012 Ford F350 Pickup – Crew Cab – Four Wheel-Drive • Winch • Rear Enclosed Cap
  94. 94. Rescue Chase Program • The purpose is to supplement the staffing and the capabilities of available personnel • This program is a Privilege NOT a Right – Can be removed or suspended for any reason at any time • Permission obtained by the Shift Crew Leader • Vehicle must remain within the Primary Response Area • Prudent Response Judgment
  95. 95. Gator • Shared Asset with Special Events Team • Rescue Operations – Off Road Rescues – Equipment Hauling • Special Events Trailer is equipped with – Ropes/ Hardware – Helmets/ Harnesses – Stokes Basket

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