Trench & Excavation Rescue

Training for rescuers who could respond to the scene of a trench or excavation collapse where there are trapped victims. Provides Operations and Technician Level training to fire departments, search & rescue teams, contractors, EMS and others who may respond.

Topics covered include:

  • What causes a collapse;
  • Collapse patterns;
  • Hazards at the collapse scene;
  • Size-up issues;
  • Sheeting and shoring;
  • Pre-entry safety measures;
  • Proper digging procedures;
  • Victim management;
  • The Incident Commmand System;
  • Soil classification systems;
  • Terminating the incident.
Purchase includes Trench Rescue text by Buddy Martinette.

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SpecificationsEmergency Film Group, 2006
25 minutes, fully narrated

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