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Certification and Training - NC Technical Rescuer Certification

Traffic Incident Management (TIMS)

Course Description

NOTE: TIMS is not a certification. TIMS is required for Technical Rescuer, Fire Fighter and Driver Operator certification effective 1/1/2016.

FIP 7000 Traffic Incident Management Recommended Hours - 6

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.

TIMS is a requirement for Technical Rescuer, Fire Fighter and Driver Operator effective 01/01/2016.

Course content will be available via the OSFM website.

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

North Carolina Technical Rescuer Certification

Technical Rescuer NFPA 1006 2013 edition

Technical Rescuer NFPA 1006 2013 Edition
Course ID Course Title Recommended Hours
FIP-6501 TR Rescue Operations 12
FIP-6502 TR Anchors & Mechanical Advantage Systems 15
FIP-6503 TR Fixed Rope Systems 12
FIP-6504 TR Health and Wellness 8
FIP-6505 TR Helicopter Transport 6
FIP-6506 TR Horizontal Systems 12
FIP-6507 TR Lowers & Raises 12
FIP-6508 TR Personal Protective Equipment 9
FIP-6509 TR Rescue Equipment 6
FIP-6510 TR Rope Basics 12
FIP-6511 TR Victim Management 16
FIP-6500 TR Technical Rescuer Block 120
Technical Rescuer Vehicle NFPA 1006 2013 Edition
Course ID Course Title Recommended Hours
FIP-5711 TR Vehicle - Rescue Ops/Vehicle Rescue 9
FIP-5712 TR Vehicle - Vehicle Anatomy/New Technology 9
FIP-5713 TR Vehicle - Stabilization/Extrication 12
FIP-5714 TR Vehicle - Large Vehicle Rescue 6
FIP-5715 TR Vehicle - Victim Management 12
FIP-5710 TR Vehicle Block 48

TR Qualification Exception

A Technical Rescuer NFPA 1006 2008 edition Qualified TR General Instructor EXCEPTION has been approved by the North Carolina Fire and Rescue Commission effective October 13, 2015. This exception is only for Instructors who are currently Qualified to teach Technical Rescuer NFPA 1006 2008 edition General (chapter 5) certification program. This exception will expire January 01, 2018.

A Technical Rescuer NFPA 1006 2008 edition Qualified TR General Chapter 5 Instructor will have the option to become a Technical Rescuer NFPA 1006 2013 edition qualified instructor, if the candidate is certified in the accredited area of Technical Rescuer Ropes. (Chapter 06) (on or before December 31, 2015) and is currently qualified as a TR General Instructor (on or before December 31, 2015). A Technical Rescuer NFPA 1006 2008 edition Instructor who is currently General Qualified must take the Technical Rescuer (Chapters 5 & 6) NFPA 1006 2013 edition Qualification Course before they can teach the Technical Rescuer (Chapters 5 & 6) NFPA 1006 2013 edition. The Technical Rescuer NFPA 1006 2013 edition Qualification courses will begin in February 2016. The schedule for the Technical Rescuer (Chapter 5 & 6) NFPA 1006 2013 edition Qualification Courses will be posted under the Fire and Rescue Training Schedule by December 15, 2015 located at the link below:

The five year Technical Rescuer Ropes certification requirement will be waived for those who are Qualified to teach Technical Rescuer NFPA 1006 General (Chapter 5) 2008 edition until January 1, 2018. All other requirements must be met.

This not an across the board wavier. This waiver is only for those Instructors who are qualified to teach Technical Rescuer NFPA 1006 General (Chapter 5) 2008 edition. All other instructors who want to become Technical Rescuer NFPA 1006 2013 edition qualified must meet all the requirements to be qualified, including the five years Ropes Certification requirement.

NFPA 1006 Technical Rescuer 2013 edition Specialty Chapters

Technical Rescuer Trench (Chpt 8)
Course Name FIP # R
TR - TR Rescue Operations 6101 9
TR - TR Rigging 6102 21
TR - TR Protective Systems 6103 21
TR - TR Load Stabilization 6104 4
TR - TR Victim Management 6105 9
TR: Trench (Series) 6100 64
Technical Rescuer Structural Collapse (Chpt 9 )
Course Name FIP # R
TR - SC Rescue Operations 6201 12
TR - SC Shoring 6202 24
TR - SC Breaking and Breaching 6203 18
TR - SC Metal Burning 6204 4
TR - SC Heavy Lifting 6205 18
TR - SC Victim Management 6206 12
TR: Structural Collapse (Series) 6200 88
Technical Rescuer Confined Space (Chpt 7)
Course Name FIP # R
TR - CS Rescue Operations 5901 9
TR - CS Rescue Rigging 5902 21
TR - CS Hazard Control 5903 25
TR - CS Victim Management 5904 9
TR Confined Space (Series) 5900 64
Technical Rescuer Wilderness Rescue (Chpt 16)
Course Name FIP # R
TR - WR Rescue Operations 6301 18
TR - WR Rescue Rigging 6302 12
TR - WR Navigation and Tracking 6303 21
TR - WR Victim Management 6304 9
TR Wilderness Rescue (Series) 6300 60
Technical Rescuer Water (Chpts 11 & 12)
Course Name FIP # R
TR - Water Rescue Operations 6405 6
TR - Water Rescue Techniques 6406 18
TR - Water Rescue Transportation 6407 15
TR - Water Rescue Victim Management 6408 9
TR Water (Series) 6404 48

Performance Standard

The NFPA 1006 Standard for Technical Rescuer, Current Edition will be the performance standard used for Technical Rescuer certification.

Entrance Requirements

The Technical Rescuer candidate must meet the entrance requirements listed below before certification can be issued.

Age / Education Requirements

The candidate must be at least 18 years of age. Training and course work may be completed in advance, but certification cannot be issued until the candidate’s 18th birthday. Moreover, the candidate must meet the requirements of the standard in place at the time of his/her birthday even though he/she may have been working toward a previous standard.

The candidate must have a high school diploma or equivalent recognized by the State Department of Public Instruction (i.e., GED). This requirement may be waived for an individual who has been on the roster of a recognized fire and/or rescue organization since July 1, 2000.

Physical Recommendations

The candidate should undergo a thorough physical examination prior to any activity to ensure his/her ability to perform the required tasks. This examination should be conducted by a qualified physician or recognized medical practitioner using a recommended medical standard, such as NFPA 1582 Standard for Medical Requirements for Fire Service Personnel, Current Edition. The submission of a medical approval form is not required for certification.

Program Requirements

The instruction and evaluation given an Technical Rescuer who achieves certification is critical to ensuring a quality program. Training and evaluation of students must be accomplished by qualified individuals, working in conjunction with approved delivery agencies.

Student Evaluation

Evaluation of the student for certification is a critical link in the total preparedness of the individual. Student evaluations must be accomplished by qualified Level II Instructors serving as proctors. The evaluation itself must be separate and distinct from the training process.

Practical Examination

Practical examinations are intended to measure the manipulative skills of the Emergency Rescue Technician and will follow guidelines set forth under the Policy for Testing manual. Although capable of testing 100% of the practical objectives, the examination will only test a pre-selected percentage based on testing scenarios provided to the proctor. A score of 70% or above shall constitute a passing grade for the candidate.

Written Examination

The written exam measures the cognitive skills of the Technical Rescuer and must follow the guidelines set forth under the Policy for Testing manual. The examination will be randomly generated and provided to the evaluator by the delivery agency. A score of 70% or above shall constitute a passing grade for the candidate.

Recertification Requirements

No recertification required as of October 2002.

Certification Authority & Records

Certificates for Technical Rescuers will be issued by the Commission Office when the candidate has met the requirements for certification.

Prerequisite Classes

Haz Mat Level 1 Responder is required to obtain Technical Rescuer certification. A Medical Responder program is required. OEMS credentialed programs or the Emergency Medical Care Class will be given credit.