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 Course Title:   Rescue Systems Awareness

 Title Abbreviation:   RESCUE SYSTEMS

 Department:    FIRE

 Course #:    240

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3.5

 CIP:    430203

 EPC:    828

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

Apply search and rescue skills, approach rescue situations safely, and understand the organizational concerns at a structural collapse incident. Provides skill sets that meet or exceed NFPA 1670 at the awareness level for various rescue situations.


Prerequisite: None.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 22

Lab: 22

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Perform reconnaissance and size up a situation.
  2. Identify hazards.
  3. Establish an incident management system.
  4. Organize a rescue scene.
  5. Remove victims.
  6. Understand structural collapse scenarios.
  7. Perform various rescue operations in simulations.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.
2.4 Evaluate decisions by analyzing outcomes and the impact of actions.

Course Contents

  1. Rescue scene management.
  2. Safety.
  3. Search.
  4. Basic ropes & knots.
  5. Rope rescue.
  6. Structural collapse scenario.
  7. Confined space rescue.
  8. Trench rescue.
  9. Water rescue.
  10. Simulations.