Search and rescue is the one function that should always be considered first when responding to an emergency. In most cases, there is no need to conduct a search or make a rescue.
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Topic: Back To Basics: Structural Search And Rescue
Time Required: 3 Hours
- Self Contained Breathing Apparatus
- Personal Protective Clothing
- Area to Conduct Small & Large Area Searches
- Essentials of Fire Fighting, Fourth Edition, IFSTA, Chapters 7, Pages 175-186
Motivation: Search and rescue is the one function that should always be considered first when responding to an emergency. In most cases, there is no need to conduct a search or make a rescue. However, when there is an obvious rescue, it is important that the search team locate the victim and remove them to safety as quickly as possible. Proper search techniques can improve operating efficiency.
Objective (SPO): The student will demonstrate a basic understanding of search and rescue operations and consideration and search techniques and victim removal.
Overview: Back To Basics: Structural Search And Rescue
- Search and Rescue Practical
Instructors Notes: The purpose of this drill is to review and build on basic skills with the emphasis on improving efficiency and teamwork. It is assumed that the participants have some basic knowledge of the subject matter. The focus of the drill should include personal and team safety. The drill should include minimal instruction and maximum skills practice. The drill should also be conducted with the normal staffing that would respond on an engine, truck, or rescue squad on a structure assignment.
Back To Basics: Structural Search And Rescue
Explain the considerations related to conducting a search in various situations.
Explain the considerations related to rescuing a victim from various situations.
Demonstrate the proper techniques for conducting a search of a small and large area and removal of victims by drags or carries.