NFPA 1006: Standard for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications

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Rescue demands are constantly evolving. Keep pace with the latest criteria in the 2013 NFPA 1006 to be sure today's personnel are up to the task.

New and emerging technologies and industry changes including hybrid automobiles, passive energy sources such as wind turbines, and erected structures at construction sites challenge and create unique hazards for rescue personnel. The 2013 NFPA 1006: Standard for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications updates the minimum job performance requirements to ensure that fire service and other emergency response personnel who perform such operations have the skills to work safely and effectively.

Updates to the 2013 Standard include:

  • New requirements were added to isolate and manage potentially harmful energy sources so that all hazards are identified, systems managed, proper tools and equipment are available, and operations support the tactical objective.
  • In response to new power sources found in automobiles and anticipated continued developments likely to affect vehicle rescue, Chapter 10: Vehicle and Machinery Rescue (2008 edition) has been separated into two chapters. Chapter 10 is now dedicated to Vehicle Rescue and Chapter 19 supports Machinery Rescue.
  • New rule was added requiring rescuers to demonstrate competency on an annual basis.
  • The simple rope mechanical advantage system minimum travel distance for the load has been modified based on the response area and the discipline-specific application.
  • Prerequisite knowledge and skills found in Chapter 5 were clarified based on discipline-specific job performance requirements found in Chapters 6 - 19.
  • Chapter 17: Mine and Tunnel Rescue was modified and restructured to include Level I and II so that it complements the other disciplines within the document.
  • Annex material including dive charts, air compression tables, and dive site diagrams was upgraded.

Boost performance and safety for personnel in an inherently dangerous occupation.

This vital Standard provides guidance for a wide range of technical rescue operations, including rope, surface water, vehicle, machinery, confined space, structural collapse, subterranean, dive, wilderness, and trench. It's essential for anyone who responds to these types of incidents including fire, rescue, law enforcement, emergency medical services, private industry, and allied professionals. (Softbound, 108 pp., 2013)

NFPA® 1006 Standard for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications 2013 Edition

Chapter 1 Administration
1.1 Scope
1.2 Purpose
1.3 Application
1.4 General
Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
2.1 General
2.2 NFPA Publications. (Reserved)
2.3 Other Publications
2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections
Chapter 3 Definitions
3.1 General
3.2 NFPA Official Definitions
3.3 General Definitions
Chapter 4 Technical Rescuer
4.1 General Requirements
4.2 Entrance Requirements
4.3 Minimum Requirements
Chapter 5 Job Performance Requirements
5.1 General Requirements
5.2 Site Operations
5.3 Victim Management
5.4 Maintenance
5.5 Ropes/Rigging
Chapter 6 Rope Rescue
6.1 Level I General Requirements
6.2 Level II General Requirements
Chapter 7 Confined Space Rescue
7.1 Level I General Requirements
7.2 Level II General Requirements
Chapter 8 Trench Rescue
8.1 Level I General Requirements
8.2 Level II General Requirements
Chapter 9 Structural Collapse
9.1 Level I General Requirements
9.2 Level II General Requirements
Chapter 10 Vehicle Rescue
10.1 Level I General Requirements
10.2 Level II General Requirements
Chapter 11 Surface Water Rescue
11.1 Level I General Requirements
11.2 Level II General Requirements
Chapter 12 Swiftwater Rescue
12.1 Level I General Requirements
12.2 Level II General Requirements
Chapter 13 Dive Rescue
13.1 Level I General Requirements
13.2 Level II General Requirements
Chapter 14 Ice Rescue
14.1 Level I General Requirements
14.2 Level II General Requirements
Chapter 15 Surf Rescue
15.1 Level I General Requirements
15.2 Level II General Requirements
Chapter 16 Wilderness Rescue
16.1 Level I General Requirements
16.2 Level II General Requirements
Chapter 17 Mine and Tunnel Rescue
17.1 General Requirements
17.2 Level I General Requirements
17.3 Level II General Requirements
Chapter 18 Cave Rescue
18.1 General Requirements
18.2 Level I General Requirements
18.3 Level II General Requirements
Chapter 19 Machinery Rescue
19.1 Level I General Requirements
19.2 Level II General Requirements
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Collapse Types
Annex C Confined Space Entry Permit
Annex D Structural Types
Annex E Marking Systems
Annex F Trench and Excavation Rescue Incidents
Annex G Technical Rescuer Tool Kit
Annex H Explanation of the Standard and Concepts of JPRs
Annex I IADRS Annual Watermanship Test
Annex J Informational References