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Certificate of Completion: Confined Spacer Industrial Rescue Technician

Hours: 50.00
Days of Training: 5 (minimum)


Course Description: This UTS course is designed to meet certification requirements for confined Space Industrial Rescue technicians based on OSHA and NFPA 1006, 2007 Edition.  Students will learn to evaluate, manage, and perform critical duties encountered in Confined Space Industrial Rescue emergencies.

Topics Covered:

  • Mechanical Advantage Systems

  • Rope Maintenance, Care and Inspection Procedures

  • Incident Command Procedures

  • Extensive Hands-on Low/High Angle Rescue Techniques

  • Stack Rescue

  • Rescue Based & Team Based Exercises

  • Definition of confined Spaces

  • Definition of Permit Required Confined Spaces

  • Plant Site Identification of Confined/Permit Required Confined spaces

  • OSHA Terminology and Documentation Procedures

  • Equipment Review

  • Air Management Procedures

  • Air Monitoring Procedures

  • Lock-Out Tag-Out Procedures


  • Additional Information:  Each student must have the following equipment on hand:

    • Rescue Helmet

    • Eye protection

    • OSHA approved high, ankle support safety shoes.

    • OSHA approved leather gloves for Rope Rescue Procedures


Course: 8 Hour Rope/Confined Space Rope Rescue Refresher
Course Code: FPTA 1000/FPTA 1017

Course Instructor(s): Mike Norling and Dale Sypherd
Partnerships: United Training Specialist LLC

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Course Purpose: This course is designed to provide skills training and continuing education opportunities to employees who are members of an Industrial Fire Brigade and who are seeking professional development for rope/confined space rescue operation training to meet local, state, and/or national workforce requirements.

Course Description: This comprehensive 8 hour course is designed to provide the student with basic skills to safely and effectively participate in a confined space/rope rescue operation. Students will receive instruction on confined spaces, types of rope, equipment, rope/anchor systems, victim packaging and incident command. Participants will gain skill through multiple hands on breakout sessions, with low student to instructor ratio.

Knowledge Objectives

  • Describe the difference between rescue and recovery.

  • Describe how to clean, inspect, and store rope.

  • Explain the differences between life safety and utility rope.

  • Explain the components of an anchor system.

  • List three reasons to remove a life safety rope from service.

  • Explain the differences between simple and compound mechanical advantage.

  • List components of Personal Protective Equipment.

  • Describe components of a haul line.

  • Describe components of a belay line.

  • Describe components of a simple and compound mechanical advantage system.

  • Explain roles and responsibilities of rescue personnel required to conduct a rope/confined space rescue. (Incident commander, rescue team, back up team, haul team, etc.)

Skill Objectives

  • Identify various ropes and webbing used in rope rescue.

  • Demonstrate ability to properly don rescuer Personal Protective Equipment.

  • Identify all pieces of hardware related to rope rescue.

  • Demonstrate ability to tie various rescue knots. (Figure eight, bowline, etc.)

  • Demonstrate ability to construct various anchor points.

  • Demonstrate proper edge protection systems.

  • Show ability to construct haul line/working line.

  • Show ability to construct a belay line.

  • Show ability to construct a simple and compound mechanical advantage.

  • Demonstrate ability to construct a team based and a rescuer based lowering system.

  • Demonstrate ability to secure victims in various rescue devices. (Stokes basket, sked board)

  • Demonstrate ability to construct and use a high directional.

  • Provide for rescuer safety by demonstrating ability of establishing an Incident Command System.


  • Member of an Industrial Fire Brigade

  • Required Immunization: None

  • Credit Hours: No credit hours are given for this course; the class is comprised of 50 contact hours

  • Materials required for this course:

    • Books: Fire Service Rescue: Sixth Edition of the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA) ISBN #087939129-4 and Field Operating Guide

  • Course Structure:

    • Classroom Lecture with PowerPoint materials

    • Classroom Skills and Demonstrations

    • Training Scenarios

  • Attendance Policy: To receive a Certificate of Completion, participants must have 100% attendance.

  • Grade Requirements and Evaluation Procedures:

    • The lesson plan and class schedule informs participants of scheduled topics. As a fire brigade participant, your success in this class requires you to participate in both classroom and hands-on skills keep up with all assignments.

  • Final Assessment Appeal Policy:

    • As per Blinn Workforce Education policy and, if applicable, the policy is included in the Blinn College student handbook, as well as the website.

  • Civility Statement:

    • Members of the Blinn College community, which includes faculty, staff and students, are expected to act honestly and responsibly in all aspects of campus life. Blinn College holds all members accountable for their actions and words. Therefore, all members should commit themselves to behave in a manner that recognizes personal respect and demonstrates concern for the personal dignity, rights, and freedom of every member of the College community, including respect for College property and the physical and intellectual property of others.

    • If a student is asked to leave the classroom because of uncivil behavior, the student may not return to that class until the student arranges a conference with the instructor; it is the student’s responsibility to arrange for this conference.

  • Policies and Procedures:

    • All students are required to adhere to the policies of Blinn College. These policies are listed in the Student Handbook. A copy of the handbook is available to you at the Office of Workforce Education located at 301 Post Office Street, Bryan, TX 77805.

  • Institutional ADA statement:

    • Blinn College is dedicated to providing the least restrictive learning environment for all students. Therefore, support services for students with disabilities are provided on an individual basis, upon request. Requests for services should be made directly to the Office of Disability Services (ODS) serving the campus of your choice. For the Bryan campus, the ODS (Administration Building) can be reached at 979-209-7251. The Brenham, Sealy and Schulenburg campuses are served by the ODS on the Brenham campus (New Administration Building Room 104) and can be reached at 979-830-4157. Additional information can be found at

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