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Special Schools - TR Water Rescue Crossover Course


4/9–13 8 am-Finish
Nash CC, Room TBD
John Winstead:jwinstead@nashcc.edu

5/14–18 8 am-Finish
Cape Fear CC, Room TBD
Becky Porter:bporter@cfcc.edu

6/11-15 8 am-Finish
AB Tech, Room TBD
Tommy Brooks:tbrooks@abtech.edu

7/9–13 8 am-Finish
Rockingham CC, Room TBD
Randy Evans:evansr@rockinghamcc.edu

11/12–16 8 am-Finish
Cleveland CC, Room TBD
Jimmy Hensley: hensley@clevelandcommunitycollege.edu

12/10–14 8 am-Finish
Western Piedmont CC, Rm TBD
Mike Willis:mwillis@wpcc.edu

The North Carolina TR Water Rescue Crossover Course will be offered April 2012-December 2012.

  • Registration will be conducted through the community college system.
  • Student cap for certification is forty (40)
  • Student cap for qualification is fifteen (15) with five (5) alternates
  • All classes are offered on a first come-first served basis

PLEASE READ REQUIREMENTS BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS:

Registration Information

All questions regarding registration should be directed to the host community college.

General Information

  • Six (6) courses will be delivered throughout the State during the timeframe of March 2012 – December 2012
  • Registration for the course is based on a first-come, first-serve basis and is conducted through the host Community College
  • Student cap for certification is forty (40)
  • Student cap for qualification is fifteen (15) with five (5) alternates
  • Certification and Qualification students are required to present documentation proving they meet the stringent pre-requisites WHEN REGISTERING FOR THE COURSE AND ON THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS
  • Individuals who cannot provide these documents WILL NOT be allowed to sit for the course.
  • OSFM transcripts will suffice in lieu of a State-issued certificate however, all other third-party certifications must be validated with a certificate from the agency that provided the training
  • OSFM Training Staff will facilitate both the Certification and Qualification aspects of the course with the assistance of Qualified TR-Water Rescue Peer Instructors
  • Both the Certification and Qualification aspects of the crossover course will abide by a strict 1:5 instructor-student ratio during practical skill exercises
  • All Qualified TR-Water Rescue Peer Instructors utilized during the course will be contracted through the host Community College

Certification Student Pre-requisites (Certification)

  • Be certified in TR-General (Chapter 5) and TR-Rope Rescue (Chapter 6)
  • Provide certification /documentation showing certification in an approved NFPA compliant Water Rescue Course (All NFPA 1006-compliant programs must be approved by the Rescue Subcommittee for eligibility)
  • Successfully pass all TR-Water Rescue practical skill evaluations (34 evaluated skills)
  • Successfully pass the TR-Water Rescue certification exam with a score of 70% or better

*Students who do not successfully pass the certification exam on the first attempt will be allowed a second attempt per the NC FRC Testing Policy. The individual can take the test on-site before the class dismisses or can take the second attempt at a local Community College. The reporting of the second attempt is the responsibility of the Community College who administers the “make-up” exam.

Instructor Candidate Pre-requisites (Qualification)

  • Be certified in TR-General (Chapter 5) and TR-Rope Rescue (Chapter 6)
  • Be certified as an Instructor Level II for a minimum of 2 years
  • Be certified by an agency who delivers a NFPA-compliant Water Rescue course (All NFPA 1006-compliant programs must be approved by the Rescue Subcommittee for eligibility)
  • Provide certification /documentation showing certification in an approved NFPA compliant Water Rescue Course for a cumulative total of five years (the five years can be a combination of RT-Surface Water Rescue, TR-Water Rescue or an approved third-party Water Rescue program)
  • Successfully pass the pre-test with a score of 70% or better (the pre-test is TR-Water Rescue Certification Exam)
  • Successfully “teach-back” or assist in the “teach-back” of all TR-Water Rescue lesson plan material (4 lesson plans)
  • Successfully “teach-back” or assist in the “teach-back” of all TR-Water Rescue practical skill evaluations (34 evaluated skills)
  • Successfully pass the TR-Water Rescue qualification exam with a score of 80% or better

*Students who do not successfully pass the pre-test exam on the first attempt will not be allowed a second attempt. These individuals are also not allowed to “switch over” to the certification class. This policy is similar to the pre-testing procedure utilized in the NC FRC NFPA 1403 Live Fire Instructor Qualification Course.

**Students who do not successfully pass the qualification exam on the first attempt will be allowed a second attempt per the NC FRC Testing Policy. The individual can take the test on-site before the class dismisses or can take arrange to have an OSFM Training or Certification Specialist deliver the test at a future date. The reporting of the second attempt is the responsibility of the OFSM staff member who administers the second exam.

Instructor Candidate “Alternate” Process

  • Alternates registered for Qualification crossover will be allowed to sit for the pre-test and may participate in the entire course only if one of the (15) primary instructor candidates does not receive a passing grade on the pre-test
  • THERE IS NO 2nd ATTEMPT ON THE PRE-TEST
  • The alternate list process will be implemented by the host Community College and based upon the chronological order in which the alternates registered for the course
  • The alternate list is only valid for the specific course they registered for and is not transferable to other courses