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JPRs for riding the Rescue company?

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  • JPRs for riding the Rescue company?

    My career department is considering implementing JPRs for riding our rescue truck, and has asked me to help create these. Our rescue company currently provides extrication, technical rope, confined space, and operational level shoring, trench, and swiftwater rescue. I was hoping some of you could provide some information, if your department is doing this. Thank you in advance for any assistance.

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    We are a combination department with 8 fulltime members and about 50-70 volunteers including junior and support members.

    We have a rescue truck but do not operate it as a formally staffed company, however, we do have Special rescue team, which is composed of both career and volunteer personnel. We use the NFPA JPRs for operations level high angle, confined space and trench for the minimum training criteria. We do not officially perform water rescue, though we have 3 members certified at the operations level for those rare events.
    Train to fight the fires you fight.

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      We've got a test that members trying to come to the Rescue must pass before they are assigned there. We also have a list of skills that members assigned there should be proficient in. I can send you a copy if you'd like. Send me an email and I'll get them to you.

      kelly @ rescue2training . com
      I used to be DCFDRescue 2. Forum changover locked me out.

      www.rescue2training.com

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      • #4
        Likely that is how most career departments staff the rescue. I know that the neighboring career department has a list of in-house certs they must get before they can be assigned there. They include vehicle rescue tech, confined space tech, trench rescue tech and swiftwater tech.
        Train to fight the fires you fight.

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