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Fire and Rescue Commission


Certification and Training - NC Rapid Intervention Crew(RIC) program

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.

The North Carolina Fire and Rescue Commission along with the North Carolina Certification Board and the North Carolina Office of State Fire Marshal are proud to announce the upcoming release of the North Carolina Rapid Intervention Crew(RIC) program. The program will be available to Delivery Agencies effective July 01, 2016.

Held within the new Firefighter program are two of three modules that will make up the NCRIC program. Self-Survival and Mayday will join together with the Rapid Intervention Crew course to form a three-tiered program that will focus on the development of risk assessment and risk management, communication procedures, personnel accountability and resource management, RIC deployment criteria, activation and management of rapid intervention operations, and the clear distinction between "rescue “and "recovery " operations. With the main focus of the course structured to reduce the risk to RIC members and maximize the potential of rescuing a downed firefighter, students will have a more thorough understanding of search techniques, victim access and extrication, air supply/management techniques, methods for protecting firefighters in place, methods for moving downed firefighters, and firefighter self-rescue techniques.

The program will be based off of NFPA 1407 Standard for Training Fire Service Rapid Intervention Crews. NFPA 1407 is not written in a professional qualification standard layout; therefore, North Carolina will be seeking alternative standard acceptance accreditation from IFSAC. This means that we will be writing job performance requirements that meet the intent of the standard while satisfying the requirements of IFSAC accreditation.

To assist with the alternative standard accreditation and any required future amendments of this course, the North Carolina Fire and Rescue Commission and the North Carolina Certification Board have established a task force of sixteen individuals from across the state.

Instructors who were qualified to teach the previous RIT program will be allowed to teach the new RIC program when it is released but will be required to take an upgrade for the new RIC program dates for the requalification will be announced at a later date after the schedule has been set.

Course Name FIP # R
NC Rapid Intervention Crew
NCRIC Rapid Intervention Block 6409 48
NCRIC Rapid Intervention Crew 6410 24
FF Safety & Survival 3025 16
FF Mayday 3026 8