This 8 hour course pertains to NFPA 1001, Standard on Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications.
The purpose of this course is to develop strategies and tactics for self-rescue of trapped
firefighters. There are times when fire fighters may find themselves alone, trapped or entangled in deteriorating conditions and it is paramount they possess the skills and techniques to self-rescue if necessary. This course teaches the skills and self-confidence to master different life saving strategies and techniques fire fighters should know and practice.
The course begins with a classroom presentation. Students are then instructed in how to
implement the skills and techniques and to demonstrate a forcible exit from an entrapment. This course utilizes L.ET.S. Fire Fighter Entrapment Simulator which includes a demanding maze, entanglement area, collapse zone, window bale out/bale up area, forcible exit area and exit practices from lightweight building construction buildings.
Associating the amount of air in a bottle to the approximate time left in the bottle
Explain the procedure for skip breathing
Exercise the Mayday Drill
Understand the operation of PASS devices, integrated and nonintegrated
Develop skills to remove wire or other materials which entangle fire fighters
Perform tank shift and tank dump maneuvers, while in a confined space
Perform self-exit from a simulated collapse encasement
Perform self-rescue from a simulated window using ball up/out techniques
Classes may have a maximum of 30 students. Class contacts and locations for the courses will be determined by LETS with approval from the Division of Fire Safety.
LETS Survive course instructors meet or exceed all relevant standards with resumes available on request.
1. All instructor fees
2. Use of L.E.T.S. Fire Fighter Entrapment Simulator
3. Consumables for Entrapment Simulator
4. Certificates of completion of the course
5. Mileage for Simulation Trailer and instructors
6. Classroom props and videos
7. Visual aids