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Significance and Use
This guide establishes the minimum standard for training Land Rescue Team Members as it relates to their general, field, and rescue-specific knowledge and skills. A person trained to this guide is a Support Level Land Rescue Team Member (LRT-Support Member).
Every person who is identified as an LRT-Support Member shall have met the requirements of this guide.
This guide is to be used by individuals and Agencies Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) that wish to identify the minimum training standards for LRT-Support Members.
This guide is only the first level of training for land rescue personnel and, in conjunction with Guide F 2209
Nothing in this guide precludes an AHJ from adding additional requirements for its own members.
Additional skill set-specific endorsements may be used in conjunction with this document to classify rescue personnel to more specific rescue disciplines.
This guide by itself is not a training document. It is only an outline of the topics required for training or evaluating an LRT-Support Member, although it can be used to develop a training document or program.
It is up to the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) to determine the depth or detail of training to meet its needs.
This guide does not stand alone and must be used with the referenced documents to provide the specific information needed by a particular LRT-Support Member or AHJ.
Though this guide establishes the minimum standards, it does not imply that a (SLLRT) Member is a “trainee,” “probationary,” or other similar term member of an AHJ. It is up to the AHJ to determine the requirements and qualifications for member ratings.
Because technical rescue is inherently dangerous and Land Rescue Team Members are frequently required to perform rigorous activities in adverse conditions, regional and national safety standards shall be included in agency policies and procedures. Land Rescue Team Members shall complete all activities in the safest possible manner and shall follow national, federal, state, provincial, and local safety standards as they apply to the Land Rescue Team Member.
This guide can be used to evaluate a document to determine if its content meets the necessary topics for training an LRT-Support Member. Likewise, the guide can be used to evaluate an existing training program to see if it meets the requirements of this guide.
The knowledge and skills requirements presented in the following sections are not presented in any particular order and do not represent a training sequence.
Except where a physical skill needs to be shown, it is up to the AHJ to determine the best way to evaluate a person's knowledge. This may be by written exam, oral exam, demonstration, or by some combination of the three.
1.1 This guide establishes the minimum training standard for LRT-Support Members as it relates to their general, field, and rescue-specific knowledge and skills. This document may appropriately be used to develop or evaluate a training document or program.
1.2 An LRT-Support Member rescues on the surface of the land only, including wilderness, mountainous, desert, or remote environments. This guide alone does not provide the minimum training requirements for rescuing in the high angle environment, partially or fully collapsed structures, in or on water, in confined spaces, or underground (such as caves, mines, and tunnels).
1.2.1 An LRT-Support Member is required to have knowledge and skill sets pertaining to the evacuation/carryout component of rescue.
1.2.2 LRT-Support Members must work under qualified supervision.
1.2.3 LRT-Support Members are eligible to be members of Type II search teams or crews as defined in Classification F 1993
1.3 Type II teams which may utilize personnel trained to this guide are Kind A (wilderness), Kind C (mountainous), or other remote areas including urban or disaster areas that may be isolated or have lost their infrastructure.
1.3.1 Further training may be required before an LRT-Support Member can actually participate on a particular kind of rescue team, based on specific local need, regulations, or policies.
1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
F1490 Terminology Relating to Search and Rescue
F1591 Practice for Visual Signals Between Persons on the Ground and in Aircraft During Ground Emergencies
F1633 Guide for Techniques in Land Search
F1768 Guide for Using Whistle Signals During Rope Rescue Operations
F1993 Classification System of Human Search and Rescue Resources
F2047 Practice for Workers Compensation Coverage of Emergency Services Volunteers
F2209 Guide for Training of Level I Land Search Team Member
Other DocumentsNWCGPMS307 Work Capacity Test Available from NWCG IRM-PMO, National Interagency Fire Center, 3833 S. Development Avenue, Boise, ID 83705, www.nwcg.gov.
ICS Number Code 13.200 (Accident and disaster control)