The book also supports the corresponding chapters of NFPA® 1670, Standard on Operations Training for Technical Rescue Incident (2013 Edition). According to NFPA® 1670, an Operations Level Rescuer is able to participate in more complex search and rescue incidents under the supervision of a Rescue Technician.
This training manual focuses on Operations-level situations most common for firefighters and rescue squad members. Technician-level information has been included to provide Operations-level fire/rescue personnel with the background information needed to effectively support complex technical rescue operations.
A firefighter or rescue squad member will find the knowledge and skills in this manual, to safely and effectively perform basic search and rescue operations under appropriate supervision.