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Certification and Training - Dive Rescue

Traffic Incident Management (TIMS)

Course Description

NOTE: TIMS is not a certification. TIMS is required for all certifications. (with the exception of Chief 101.)

FIP 7000 Traffic Incident Management Recommended Hours - 4

This course is designed to establish the foundation for and promote consistent training of all responders to achieve the three objectives of the TIM National Unified Goal: responder safety; safe, quick clearance from incidents; and prompt, reliable, interoperable communications. This course will familiarize fire and rescue personnel with the purpose of the Strategic Highway Research Program 2 (SHRP 2) and National TIM (Traffic Incident Management) Responder Training Program and how it relates specifically to North Carolina. Participants will learn to recognize and identify the dangers encountered by emergency responders working in or near traffic.

Course management details:

Credit for TIMS must come from the Delivery Agencies via FIP 7000

The NC Fire and Rescue Commission TIMS program (FIP 7000) will be the only TIMS course that will be accepted. TIMS FIP 7000 must be taught by a Fire and Rescue Instructor Level 2 who is qualified to teach Technical Rescuer, Fire Fighter or Driver Operator certification programs. (NCDOT, NFA, etc. programs will not be accepted.)

No prior credit or will be accepted.

Course content will be available via the OSFM website.

TIMS "will not" be delivered via on-line or hybrid delivery.

NC Fire and Rescue Commission NFPA 1006 Dive Rescue

Certification Program

Delivery Agency
  • Agency must be a Delivery Agency or Apply to be a Delivery Agency.
  • Agency must have in inventory the NC Dive Rescue Equipment list.
  • Agency must apply to the Cert Board for recognition of their Dive Program.
This will include the following:
  • Correlate a nationally recognized program to the NC Dive Rescue Plan of Instruction and Task Book
  • Recognized dive agencies- PADI, NAUI, DRI, TDI, SDI, ERDI, Lifeguard Systems, PDIC.
  • Must be certified to Basic, Advanced, Dry suit, and Full Facemask.
  • If the agency uses a program other than above listed, it may seek recognition of that program from the Cert Board during the application process.

Upon approval from the Cert Board, the Agency shall conduct a full initial course under the supervision of the OSFM Staff. If initial course is successfully conducted a recommendation for Delivery Agency for Dive Rescue will be forwarded to the Cert Board for their approval. Final testing will include a review of a completed task book and accepted national certification program listed above. Once approved, a final exam for state certification will be given and a passing score of 70% will be considered passing.

Once approved as a Delivery Agency for Dive Rescue, the agency will be required to obtain instructor qualifications in the first 2 years of the inception of the new program at the Delivery Agency. After the first two years of a new program release, the candidate will be required to be certified in the subject for five years.

Instructor Qualification:
  • Must be a NC Certified Instructor Level II for two years.
  • Must be certified in Technical Rescuer and TR Water.
  • Must be a recognized instructor in the nationally recognized dive agency program identified under the Delivery Agency requirements.
  • Must pass a NC Fire and Rescue Commission qualification test with an 80% in the area of Dive Rescue.
  • Technical Rescuer (Chapters 5 & 6)
  • NC TR Water Rescue (Chapters 11 & 12)
  • Complete NC Dive Rescue Program

Please direct questions to Shawn Haynes via email