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1006 – Vehicle Rescue Level 1

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March 1, 2020
March 4, 2020

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.

1.1 Plan for a vehicle incident, and conduct an initial and ongoing size-up, given agency guidelines, planning forms, and an operations-level vehicle incident or simulation, so that a standard approach is used during training and operational scenarios; emergency situation hazards are identified; isolation methods and scene security measures are considered; fire suppression and safety measures are identified; vehicle stabilization needs are evaluated; and resource needs are identified and documented for future use.


  • Requisite Knowledge. Operational protocols, specific planning forms, types of vehicles common to the AHJ boundaries, vehicle hazards, incident support operations and resources, vehicle anatomy ,and fire suppression and safety measures.


  • Requisite Skills. The ability to apply operational protocols, select specific planning forms based on the types of vehicles, identify and evaluate various types of vehicles within the AHJ boundaries, request support and resources, identify vehicle anatomy, and determine the required fire suppression and safety measures.


1.2*Establish “scene” safety zones, given scene security barriers, incident location, incident information,


and personal protective equipment, so that action hot, warm, and cold safety zones are designated,


zone perimeters are consistent




arecommunicated to incident command, and only authorized personnel are allowed access to the


rescue scene.


(A)RequisiteKnowledge.Useandselectionofpersonalprotectiveequipment, traffic control flow and concepts, types of control devices and tools, types of existing and potential hazards, methods of hazard mitigation, organizational standard operating procedure, and types of zones and staffing requirements.


  • Requisite Skills. The ability to select and use personal protective equipment, apply traffic control concepts, position traffic control devices, identify and mitigate existing or potential hazards, and apply zone identification and personal safety techniques.


1.3*Establish fire protection, given an extrication incident and fire control support, so that fire and explosion potential is managed and fire hazards and rescue objectives are communicated to the fire support team.


  • Requisite Knowledge. Types of fire and explosion hazards, incident management system, types of extinguishing devices, agency policies and procedures, types of flammable and combustible substances and types of ignition sources, and extinguishment or control options.



  • Requisite Skills. The ability to identify fire and explosion hazards, operate within the incident management system, use extinguishing devices, apply fire control strategies, and manage ignition potential.


1.4* Stabilize a common passenger vehicle, given a vehicle tool kit and personal protective equipment, so that the vehicle is prevented from moving during the rescue operations; entry, exit, and tool placement points are not compromised; anticipated rescue activities will not compromise vehicle stability; selected stabilization points are structurally sound; stabilization equipment can be monitored; and the risk to rescuers is minimized.




(A)Requisite Knowledge. Types of stabilization devices, mechanism of common passenger vehicle movement, types of stabilization points, types of stabilization surfaces, AHJ policies and procedures, and types of vehicle construction components as they apply to stabilization.


(B) Requisite Skills. The ability to apply and operate stabilization devices.


1.5* Isolate and manage potentially harmful energy sources, including propulsion power, restraint systems, and construction materials, given passenger vehicle, vehicle tool kit, and personal protective equipment, so that all hazards are identified; systems are managed; beneficial system use is evaluated; and hazards to rescue personnel and victims are minimized.


  • Requisite Knowledge. Types and uses of personal protective equipment, types of energy sources, system isolation methods, specialized system features, tools for disabling hazards, and policies and procedures of the AHJ.


  • Requisite Skills. The ability to select and use task- and incident-specific personal protective equipment, identify hazards, operate beneficial systems in support of tactical objectives, and operate tools and devices for securing and disabling hazards.


1.6 Determine the common passenger vehicle access and egress points, given the structural and damage characteristics and potential victim location(s), so that the victim location(s) is identified; entry and exit points for victims, rescuers, and equipment are designated; flows of personnel, victim, and equipment are identified; existing entry points are used; time constraints are factored; selected entry and egress points do not compromise vehicle stability; chosen points can be protected; equipment and victim stabilization are initiated; and AHJ safety and emergency procedures are enforced.


  • Requisite Knowledge. Common passenger vehicle construction/features, entry and exit points, routes and hazards operating systems, AHJ standard operating procedure, and emergency evacuation and safety signals.


  • Requisite Skills. The ability to identify entry and exit points and probable victim locations, and to assess and evaluate impact of vehicle stability on the victim.



1.7 Create access and egress openings for rescue from a common passenger vehicle, given a vehicle tool kit, specialized tools and equipment, personal protective equipment, and an assignment, so that the movement of rescuers and equipment complements victim care and removal; an emergency escape route is provided; the technique chosen is expedient; victim and rescuer protection is afforded; and vehicle stability is maintained.


  • Requisite Knowledge. Common passenger vehicle construction and features; electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and alternative entry and exit equipment; points and routes of ingress and egress; techniques and hazards; agency policies and procedures; and emergency evacuation and safety signals.


  • Requisite Skills. The ability to identify common passenger vehicle construction features, select and operate tools and equipment, apply tactics and strategy based on assignment, apply victim care and stabilization devices, perform hazard control based on techniques selected, and demonstrate safety procedures and emergency evacuation signals.


1.8 Disentangle victim(s), given an operations-level extrication incident, a vehicle tool kit, personal protective equipment, and specialized equipment, so that undue victim injury is prevented; victim protection is provided; and stabilization is maintained.


  • Requisite Knowledge. Tool selection and application, stabilization systems, protection methods, disentanglement points and techniques, and dynamics of disentanglement.


  • Requisite Skills. The ability to operate disentanglement tools, initiate protective measures, identify and eliminate points of entrapment, and maintain incident stability and scene safety.


1.9 Remove a packaged victim to a designated safe area, as a member of a team, given a victim transfer device, a designated egress route, and personal protective equipment, so that the team effort is coordinated; the designated egress route is used; the victim is removed without compromising victim packaging; undue injury is prevented; and stabilization is maintained.


  • Requisite Knowledge. Patient handling techniques; incident management system; types of immobilization, packaging, and transfer devices; types of immobilization techniques; and uses of immobilization devices.


  • Requisite Skills. Use of immobilization, packaging, and transfer devices for specific situations; immobilization techniques; application of medical protocols and safety features to immobilize, package, and transfer; and all techniques for lifting the patient.


1.10* Terminate a vehicle incident, given personal protective equipment specific to the incident, isolation barriers, and an extrication tool kit, so that rescuers and bystanders are protected during termination operations; the party responsible for the operation, maintenance, or removal of the affected vehicle is notified of any modification or damage created during the extrication process; scene

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