Fundamentals of Technical Rescue

Fundamentals of Technical Rescue

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Learn essential technical rescue know-how with Fundamentals of Technical Rescue! Beginning with an introduction to technical rescue and progressing through discussions of tools and equipment, incident management, and conducting search operations, this text will introduce students to all aspects of the rescue process and the various environments in which they may be carried out. Fundamentals of Technical Rescue presents in-depth coverage of structural collapse, confined space and trench rescue, vehicle rescue, and water and wilderness rescue to allow students to approach any rescue situation confidently. Fundamentals of Technical Rescue includes coverage of both the awareness level requirements found in the 2009 Edition of NFPA 1670, Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents and Level I requirements found in the 2008 Edition of NFPA 1006, Standard for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications.Four types of vehicle-mounted generators are distinguished: inverters, power take-off (PTO), hydraulic, and internal combustion engine generators. Inverters convert 12-volt DC vehicle power to 120-volt AC power; their output ranges from 125 watts to 5000 watts, which is typically appropriate for low-power ... that are supplied with ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI) and that comply with NFPA 70E.

Title:Fundamentals of Technical Rescue
Publisher:Jones & Bartlett Publishers - 2011-10-11


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