McKinzie Environmental 24-hour Confined Space EntryRope Rescue by pharmphresh26


									                      McKinzie Environmental
        24-hour Confined Space Entry / Rope Rescue Training

This course is designed to train rescue personnel in the use of confined space entry and rope
rescue techniques. The course content has been developed to meet requirements of National
Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) standards 1006 (Rescue Technician Professional
Qualifications) and 1670 (Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents).
Certification of course participants would be performed by their department/employer.

The Rope Rescue training encompasses approximately 20 hours of classroom and practical
evolution time. Specific topics include:
    Advanced patient packaging and letter tending;
    Multiple point anchor systems
    Compound mechanical advantage systems;
    High line construction and operations; and
    Passing knots through raising / lowering / pulley systems.

The confined space entry portion of the training program addresses:
    Hazard control;
    Pre-planning;
    Entry in confined spaces; and
    Management of confined space rescue incidents utilizing a combination of lecture,
      classroom exercise and practical evolutions designed to promote team development and
      coordination of activities.

McKinzie provides student manuals that include lecture materials, which are primarily classroom
presentations. It is recommended that students obtain copies of the CMC Rope Rescue Manual
and Confined Space Entry and Rescue, available through CMC Rescue (
Both texts are widely recognized as standard references through the rescue/response industry.

McKinzie requires that local sponsors of the training program secure the use of an appropriate
facility allowing the use of rope rescue equipment and that includes, or can adequately simulate,
confined spaces.

The course agenda for the three-day program is as follows.

Day 1                            Day 2                                 Day 3
Course Introduction              Review / Pickoffs / Inversion on      Entrant Qualifications
Intro to Rope Rescue             Rope                                   Physical and Psychological
Ropes & Webbing (software)       Practical Evolutions                      considerations
Hardware                          Rappel / Invert / Pick-off           Respiratory protection
Knots                             Lower / Invert / Pick-off / Hoist   Support Activities
Anchor Points and Patient         Hoisting Packaged Patients –         Entry Permits
Packaging                              Horizontally and Vertically      Air Monitoring
Hauling Systems and Mechanical   Team Development Evolutions            Lock Out / Tag Out
Advantage                        Critique / Review / Wrap Up of         Ventilation
Practical Evolutions             Technical Rope Rescue                 Rescue Team Organization and
  Rappelling                    Day 3                                 Scene Management
  Hauling and                   Rules and Regulations / Confined       Personnel
Lowering Systems                 Space Awareness                        Equipment
Tripods and Anchor Systems       Non-Entry Rescue                       Preplanning
                                  Harnesses                            Incident Command System
                                  Winches                             Practical Evolutions (Team
                                  Hauling Systems                     Development)

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                      McKinzie Environmental
        24-hour Confined Space Entry / Rope Rescue Training

McKinzie Environmental staff can travel to the customer’s location to present the Confined
Space Entry / Rope Rescue class. Course activities include a mix of lecture, demonstration,
and hands-on exercises.

Students who attend all 24 hours of class, and successfully complete the practical exercises will
be issued a certificate of completion. This certificate documents demonstrated competence of
materials presented in class. While the course content does address most of the NFPA
competencies, the employer is responsible for any certification process, with respect to
NFPA standards. .

For courses provided by McKinzie Environmental through the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) First Responder Training contract, the organization requesting the training is
responsible for providing:

   1. A large projection screen or surface (72" square minimum);
   2. A room that will comfortably seat up to 25 persons and can be locked each evening.
   3. Two tables - one at the front, one at the rear of the room - for instructors.
   4. Storage space for training supplies and equipment.
   5. An area for practical evolutions with sufficient anchors for ropes and mechanical
   6. Rescue equipment, including hauling systems, harnesses, winches, and ropes. If these
      items are not available to your organization, contact McKinzie Environmental to make
      necessary arrangements. Please fax McKinzie a list of the equipment that will be
      provided by the participating organizations.

Participants should understand that the Confined Space Entry / Rope Rescue class involves
practical evolutions that can place a physiological burden on them. That burden varies based
on the participant’s health. In addition, participants may undergo heat-stress or cold-stress
during the exercises. If any participant has a medical condition that might be affected by the
exercise activities, they should notify an instructor prior to participation in that activity.

The requesting organization will be asked to coordinate the enrollment of their personnel as well
as personnel from other agencies. This class is sponsored and subsidized by the EPA for
public sector responders (paid or volunteer). This might include government agencies,
emergency management agencies, LEPC’s, fire departments, or other public sector agencies.

The number of students per class is limited to a minimum of 12 persons, and a maximum of
25 persons. Additional classes may be scheduled if there are more students than may be
accommodated by one class. Please provide a roster of enrollees via fax or email to McKinzie
at (913) 390-9968 or at least 30-days prior to the class date. In addition
to the roster please provide a map, written directions to the training facility, and a list of
recommended hotels near the training.

It is requested that space be reserved for EPA staff and other Federal personnel. Local
sponsors will be notified at least a week prior to the start of class, if Federal employees will be
utilizing any of the spaces.

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