1006 – Confined Space Rescue Level 2
To specify minimum job requirements for service as a rescuer in an emergency response organization.
To produce firefighters who meet the requirements of NFPA 1006.
Standard establishes the minimum job performance requirements necessary for fire service and other emergency response personnel who perform technical rescue operations.
7.2.1 Pre plan a confined space incident, given applicable guidelines and regulations and a preplan form, so that a standard approach is used during a confined space rescue emergency, hazards are recognized and documented, isolation methods are identified and documented, all accesses to the location of the entry opening are identified and documented, all types of entry openings are identified and documented, and internal configurations and special resource needs are documented for future rescuer use.
- Requisite Knowledge. Operational protocols, specific preplan forms, types of hazards common to jurisdictional boundaries, hazards that should and must be identified on pre plans, isolation methods and issues related to preplanning, issues and constraints relating to the types of confined space openings, internal configuration special resource needs of a confined space, and applicable legal issues.
- Requisite Skills. The ability to select a specific preplan form; draft or draw a sketch of confined spaces; complete supplied forms; identify and evaluate various configurations of confined spaces, access points, entry openings, isolation procedures, and energy control locations; recognize general and site-specific hazards; document all data; and apply all regulatory compliance references.
7.2.2* Assess the incident, given a preplan of the space or size-up information, information from technical resources, monitoring equipment, and personal protective equipment required to perform the assessment, so that general area and space-specific hazards are identified, bystanders and victims are interviewed, immediate and ongoing monitoring of the space is performed, the victims’ conditions and location are determined, a risk–benefit analysis is performed, methods of ingress and egress for rescuer and victims are identified, rescue systems for victim removal are determined, and an emergency means of retrieval for rescue entrants is established.
- Requisite Knowledge. Use of preplans, size-up, and interviewing techniques; types of personal protective equipment; monitoring equipment protocols; rescue and retrieval systems; permit programs; types of and uses for available resources; risk–benefit analysis methods; common hazards and their influence on the assessment; methods to identify egress from and ingress into the space; and processes to identify size, type, and configuration of the opening(s) and internal configuration of the space.
- Requisite Skills. The ability to select and interpret preplan and size-up information, conduct interviews, choose and utilize personal protective equipment, operate monitoring equipment, identify hazard mitigation options, identify probable victim location, perform risk–benefit analysis, recognize characteristics and hazards of confined spaces, and evaluate specific rescue systems for entry and retrieval of rescuers and victims during confined space incidents. 7.2.3 Control hazards, given personal
protective equipment and a confined space tool kit, so that the rescue area is established; access to the incident scene is controlled; rescuers are protected from exposure to hazardous materials and atmospheres, all forms of harmful energy releases, and physical hazards; and victims are protected from further harm. (A) Requisite Knowledge. Personal protective equipment; safety protocols; monitoring equipment and procedures; ventilation equipment and procedures; incident hazards; types of hazardous materials exposure risks; forms, sources, and control of harmful energy and physical hazards in the confined space. (B) Requisite Skills. The ability to utilize personal protective equipment, place scene control barriers, operate atmospheric monitoring equipment, isolate dangerous forms of energy, and mitigate physical and atmospheric hazards.