Confined Space Rescue Awareness. Massachusetts Firefighting Academy. References. NFPA 1670 Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Rescue Incidents 2004 Ed. NFPA 472 Professional Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials Incidents. 2002 Ed. OSHA 29 CFR 1910.146.
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Confined Space Rescue Awareness
Massachusetts Firefighting Academy
To give the personnel, functioning at the awareness level, an understanding of their roles and limitation while operating at a confined space rescue incident
This level represents the minimum capabilities of a responder who, in the course of his or her regular job duties, could be called upon to respond to, or could be the first on the scene of, a technical rescue incident. This level can involve search, rescue, and recovery operations. Members of a team at this level are generally not considered rescuers.
1670 section 5-2.2Confined Space Awareness Level
Awareness-level functions for confined space rescue incidents shall include the following:
1670 Section 4-2.2Rope Rescue Awareness Level
Awareness-level functions for rope rescue incidents shall include the following:
472 section 126.96.36.199Hazardous Material Awareness Level
When first on the scene of an emergency involving hazardous materials, the first responder at the awareness level shall be able to perform the following tasks:
60% of all confined space fatalities are from would be rescuers!
Procedures for implementing the emergency response system for confined space emergencies
The personnel designated to rescue employees from permit spaces
Who is Usually Listed as the Rescue Service?
Please contact the Technical Rescue Office Coordinator at (978) 567-3214
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