2017 NFPA 1670 Standard - Current Edition

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    Use the 2017 edition of NFPA 1670 to enhance the safety of emergency personnel responding to technical search and rescue incidents.

    Significantly restructured and updated for the latest edition, NFPA 1670: Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents is the essential document that identifies and establishes levels of functional capability for conducting operations safely and effectively while minimizing threats to rescuers.

    With natural and manmade disasters seemingly on the rise, NFPA 1670 is a must for professionals in organizations providing technical search and rescue at the awareness, operations or technician level. It regulates incidents involving rope rescue, structural collapse, confined space entry, floodwater, urban search and rescue, mines, tunnels, and much more.

    The fundamentals of technical rescue covered include:

    • Conducting hazard identification and risk assessments
    • Planning for incident response (e.g. addressing rescuer safety, operational capability, and equipment and training needs)
    • Determining the level of functional capability for a rescue organization that could be involved in a technical search and rescue incident

    The 2017 edition of NFPA 1670 is revised to correlate with NFPA 1006: Standard for Technical Rescuer Personnel Professional Qualifications.

    • A joint task group worked to correlate the material found in both NFPA 1670 and the 2017 edition of NFPA 1006. Correlation establishes a consensus for Awareness, Operations, and Technician for emergency responder levels between the documents, utilizing the same definitions in NFPA 1670 and NFPA 1006 and aligning chapters where possible.
    • Chapters have been created for Floodwater and Watercraft to further reflect various water-type rescue challenges.

    Keep up with the latest safety guidelines for technical search and rescue operations. Order your copy of NFPA 1670 today. (Softbound, 132 pp., 2017)

  • Table of Contents (2017 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 1670 Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents, 2017 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope.
    1.2 Purpose.
    1.3 Equivalency.
    Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
    2.1 General.
    2.2 NFPA Publications.
    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 General Requirements
    4.1 General.
    4.2 Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment.
    4.3 Incident Response Planning.
    4.4 Equipment.
    4.5 Safety.
    Chapter 5 Rope Rescue
    5.1 General Requirements.
    5.2 Awareness Level.
    5.3 Operations Level.
    5.4 Technician Level.
    Chapter 6 Structural Collapse Search and Rescue
    6.1 General Requirements.
    6.2 Awareness Level.
    6.3 Operations Level.
    6.4 Technician Level.
    Chapter 7 Confined Space Search and Rescue
    7.1 General Requirements.
    7.2 Awareness Level.
    7.3 Operations Level.
    7.4 Technician Level.
    Chapter 8 Vehicle Search and Rescue
    8.1 General Requirements.
    8.2 Awareness Level.
    8.3 Operations Level.
    8.4 Technician Level.
    Chapter 9 Animal Technical Rescue
    9.1 General Requirements.
    9.2 Awareness Level.
    9.3 Operations Level.
    9.4 Technician Level.
    Chapter 10 Wilderness Search and Rescue
    10.1 General Requirements.
    10.2 Awareness Level.
    10.3 Operations Level.
    10.4 Technician Level.
    Chapter 11 Trench Search and Rescue
    11.1 General Requirements.
    11.2 Awareness Level.
    11.3 Operations Level.
    11.4 Technician Level.
    Chapter 12 Machinery Search and Rescue
    12.1 General Requirements.
    12.2 Awareness Level.
    12.3 Operations Level.
    12.4 Technician Level.
    Chapter 13 Cave Search and Rescue
    13.1 General Requirements.
    13.2 Awareness Level.
    13.3 Operations Level.
    13.4 Technician Level.
    Chapter 14 Mine and Tunnel Search and Rescue
    14.1 General Requirements.
    14.2 Awareness Level.
    14.3 Operations Level.
    14.4 Technician Level.
    Chapter 15 Helicopter Search and Rescue
    15.1 General Requirements.
    15.2 Awareness Level.
    15.3 Operations Level.
    15.4 Technician Level.
    Chapter 16 Surface Water Search and Rescue
    16.1 General Requirements.
    16.2 Awareness Level.
    16.3 Operations Level.
    16.4 Technician Level.
    Chapter 17 Swiftwater Search and Rescue
    17.1 General Requirements.
    17.2 Awareness Level.
    17.3 Operations Level.
    17.4 Technician Level.
    Chapter 18 Dive Search and Rescue
    18.1 General Requirements.
    18.2 Awareness Level.
    18.3 Operations Level.
    18.4 Technician Level.
    Chapter 19 Ice Search and Rescue
    19.1 General Requirements.
    19.2 Awareness Level.
    19.3 Operations Level.
    19.4 Technician Level.
    Chapter 20 Surf Search and Rescue
    20.1 General Requirements.
    20.2 Awareness Level.
    20.3 Operations Level.
    20.4 Technician Level.
    Chapter 21 Watercraft Search and Rescue
    21.1 General Requirements.
    21.2 Awareness Level.
    21.3 Operations Level.
    21.4 Technician Level.
    Chapter 22 Flood Search and Rescue
    22.1 General Requirements.
    22.2 Awareness Level.
    22.3 Operations Level.
    22.4 Technician Level.
    Chapter 23 Tower Search and Rescue
    23.1 Prerequisites.
    23.2 General Requirements.
    23.3 Awareness Level.
    23.4 Operations Level.
    23.5 Technician Level.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Sloping and Benching
    Annex C Structural Types
    Annex D External Resources
    Annex E Hazards Found in Structural Collapse
    Annex F Structural Marking Systems
    Annex G Classification of Spaces by Types
    Annex H Excavation Requirements and Soil Types
    Annex I Building Collapse Patterns
    Annex J Animal Rescue
    Annex K Informational References
  • Prior Editions

    2014 Edition

     

    Enhance the safety of emergency personnel responding to technical search and rescue incidents with NFPA 1670.

    Consider the many natural and manmade disasters of recent years: Hurricane Sandy in 2012. The 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. The 2010 Haiti earthquake. The attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

    With events like these seemingly on the rise, NFPA 1670: Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents is more essential than ever. This document identifies and establishes levels of functional capability for conducting operations safely and effectively while minimizing threats to rescuers.

    NFPA 1670 is a must for professionals in organizations providing technical search and rescue at the awareness, operations or technician level. It regulates incidents involving rope rescue, structural collapse, confined space entry, floodwater, urban search and rescue, mines, tunnels, and much more.

    The fundamentals of technical rescue covered in this document include:

    • Conducting hazard identification and risk assessments
    • Planning for incident response (e.g. addressing rescuer safety, operational capability, and equipment and training needs)
    • Determining the level of functional capability for a rescue organization that could be involved in a technical search and rescue incident

    New chapters in the 2014 edition of NFPA 1670 address:

    • Tower rescue: the hazards of removing ill or injured people from manmade tower structures
    • Animal rescue: the risks of rescuing injured or entrapped animals, and the adoption of the PETS Act

    Keep up with the latest safety guidelines for technical search and rescue operations. Order your copy of NFPA 1670 today. (Softbound, 108 pp., 2014)

     

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