1006 – Vehicle 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.
2.1* Plan for a commercial/heavy vehicle incident, and conduct 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 commercial/heavy 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 commercial/heavy vehicles, identify and evaluate various types of commercial/heavy vehicles within the AHJ boundaries, request support and resources, identify commercial/ heavy vehicles anatomy, and determine the required fire suppression and safety measures.
2.2* Stabilize commercial/heavy vehicles, given a vehicle and machinery 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.
- Requisite Knowledge. Types of stabilization devices, mechanism of heavy 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.
- Requisite Skills. The ability to apply and operate stabilization devices.
2.3 Determine the heavy 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, the victim(s), 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 stabilizationareinitiated;andAHJsafetyand emergency procedures are enforced.
- Requisite Knowledge. Heavy vehicle construction/ features, entry and exit points, routes and hazards, operating systems, AHJ standard operating procedure, and emergency evacuation and safety signals. (B) Requisite Skills. The ability to identify entry and exit points and probable victim locations and assess and evaluate impact of heavy vehicle stability on the victim(s).
2.4 Create access and egress openings for rescue from a heavy vehicle, given 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. Heavy vehicle construction and features; electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems; 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 heavy 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.
2.5 Disentangle victim(s), given an 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.
2.6 Isolate and manage potentially harmful energy sources, including propulsion power, restraint systems, and construction materials,givenheavyvehicle,vehicletoolkit,andpersonalprotective 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.