Standard for Technical Rescue Personnel Professional Qualifi



Be prepared for the ever-changing challenges and risks in rescue work by referencing the latest NFPA 1006 criteria.

Rescue professionals are subject to a variety of hazards inherent to the occupation. NFPA 1006, Standard for Technical Rescue Personnel Professional Qualifications, provides complete job performance requirements for fire service and other emergency response personnel to help instill the confidence that you have the knowledge to get the job done safely and efficiently. The standard offers awareness level, operations level, and technician level provisions for all types of land, air, and water rescue operations.

The 2021 edition is revised to make requirements easier to understand and apply and to reflect the latest technologies and industry changes.

From rope, tower, and vehicle to mine and tunnel, wilderness search, helicopter, surf, and dive operations, NFPA 1006 is a comprehensive resource for technical rescue operations.

Changes to the standard that may affect you in your work include:

  • Adjustments to the entire document to better align requirements with NFPA 1670, Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents, and other criteria in the document
  • Expanded information on vehicle rescue discipline by adding a new chapter on common passenger vehicles
  • Renaming of vehicle rescue to heavy vehicle rescue to reflect the significant differences between the two types of vehicles
  • Numerous revisions throughout the document to provide clarity to certain areas, to strengthen the requirements to be qualified, and to take into account commonly accepted practices and include them in the requirements

Increase safety and performance by applying the most current qualifications for rescue personnel.

This standard is a must-have for any individual or public or private organization that plays a role in responding to incidents involving fire, explosion, law enforcement, emergency medical services, and other rescues. Stay compliant by referencing NFPA 1006, Standard for Technical Rescue Personnel Professional Qualifications, 2021 edition.

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