Trench Rescue: Operations - CR22144


Hours: 16 | Prerequisites: Yes | Host requirements: Contact MU FRTI for details | CEU: Yes

This course is designed to prepare emergency response personnel to initiate rescue operations in nonintersecting trench and excavation emergencies of depths less than 8 feet. Topics include recognition of the unique hazards associated with trench or excavation emergencies and how to mitigate them with the use of proper resources, scene safety and size-up, identification of collapse patterns, reasons for collapse and potential for secondary collapse, identification of probable victim location and survivability, identification of soil types, and shielding, sloping and benching systems. Students will participate practical exercises in a simulated trench collapse. This class meets requirements of Awareness and Operations Level, of NFPA 1670, Operations and Training for Technical Rescue Incidents, 2014 edition.

Special requirements:

  • Students shall provide NFPA 1951 compliant garments, helmet, gloves, eye protection and footwear.


  • Introduction to Technical Rescue or Technical Rescuer: Core

Continuing education unit (CEU):

  • EMS Non Core-16

Host Agency: Savannah Fire Department

Cost: Free

To Register Contact: Tom Sontheimer at 816-617-5826 or [email protected]

Sessions:  (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

  • 5/14/2022
  • 5/15/2022

Partners: Missouri Division of Fire Safety

Funding provided by the Division of Fire Safety (DFS) and the Missouri Fire Safety Education / Advisory Commission. State Funding sources include the DFS General Revenue (GR) Fire Training Fund and Fire Education Fund. 

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