Training

Training Center
Rescue & Tactical Training Center

In 2002, the Rescue & Tactical Training Center was completed.  This facility includes classrooms for lecture and discussion; however, we focus primarily on hands-on techniques and field scenarios.  The initial stage of our industrial field, which includes a “to scale” process unit with multiple towers, pipe racks, switch back stairs and barrel ladders was completed in 2000 and the tank farm and truck loading facility was completed in 2002.  The Rescue & Tactical Training Center enables our students to be put in a “real-world” atmosphere through scenarios and hands-on training.

On-Site
Industrial Rescue On-Site Training

Industrial Rescue Instruction Systems has a mobile training unit to meet your “In-Plant” training needs. We are equipped with everything needed to perform emergency response training for up to 25 students per class. We also can help you with a progressive training schedule for eight hour days either semi-quarterly or quarterly for 12, 24 or 36 months.

Eight hour classes can also be provided for private training at our Rescue & Tactical Training Center in Beaumont, Texas.

General Safety
General Safety
  • Hazwoper – 40 Hr.
  • Hazwoper – 24 Hr.
  • Hazwoper – 8 Hr.
  • OSHA – 10 Hr.
  • OSHA – 30 Hr.
  • Confined Space
  • Attendant & Entrant
  • General hand, eye, etc. courses
Medical
EMS – EMERGENCY CARE ATTENDANT TRAINING

In the past few years we have worked to structure a medical class to benefit the Rescue Technician. The Texas Department of Health and the United States D.O.T. First Responders National Standard Curriculum has provided a great base training program.

We’ve worked with many Rescue/Medics to generate a program that is founded on T.D.H and U.S. D.O.T. National Standard, but also allows us to utilize techniques and devices used in industrial settings such as confined spaces, pipe racks, and cardiac techniques from elevated structures, etc.

Our courses are administered under the auspices of Texas Department of Health EMS division and taught by certified and licensed EMS and nursing professionals with over 20 years of pre-hospital care and hospital based teaching experience.

The courses are designed to provide the student with new, updated information and techniques currently considered to be the responsibilities of the first responder which meets the requirements for certification outlined by T.D.H. and U. S. D.O.T.

Industrial Rescue can take care of your First Aid, CPR, AED, Blood born pathogens classes. As well as your First Responder Medical and ECA classes and your CE medical program.

Safety Officer
INCIDENT SAFETY OFFICER – 16 Hours

This course is to provide training for fire officers and firefighters on the role and responsibilities of the Incident Safety Officer, and to allow participants to practice some of the key skills needed for competency as an Incident Safety Officer. Further, to assist fire Brigades in meeting the requirements of NFPA 1500, “Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program,” NFPA 1521, “Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer,” and OSHA 1910.120 “Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response.”

Incident Command
INCIDENT COMMANDER

This course provides leadership personnel on the Emergency Response Teams with the information regarding the elements of an Incident Management System.

Steps covered include how to analyze the incident, Plan the response, Implement the planned response. Evaluating the progress of the Incident and Terminating the Incident. Course is based on the OSHA 1910.120 and NFPA standards.

Hazmat

In keeping with our philosophy of “Keeping It Simple,” our courses follow a natural progression through the steps from the Awareness level to the Operations level to the HAZMAT Technician level.  Our courses can be modified to address your specific needs and will MEET and EXCEED all the requirements of 29CFR1910.120 and NFPA 472.

FIRST RESPONDER – AWARENESS - 8 HOURS

This course is designed to provide the student with the basic skills necessary to safely and effectively manage initial activities of an emergency involving the uncontrolled release of dangerous chemicals. It focuses on those individuals who are most likely to witness or discover a hazardous substance release, and who are expected by their employer to initiate an emergency response sequence.

The Awareness course includes the following:

  • OSHA & NFPA Regulations
  • Characteristics of Hazardous Materials
  • Recognition and Identification
  • Hazards
  • Toxicology
FIRST RESPONDER – OPERATIONS - 24 HOURS

This course is designed to provide the student with the skills necessary to safely and effectively respond to releases of hazardous materials as part of the initial response to the incident for the purpose of protecting nearby persons, the environment, or property from the effects of the release. Students will be trained to respond in a defensive fashion to control the release from a safe distance and keep it from spreading.

Operations course includes the following:

  • OSHA & NFPA Regulations
  • Emergency Guidelines
  • Monitoring
  • Recognition and Identification
  • Diking and Damming
  • Decontamination
  • Toxicology
  • Confinement and Containment
  • Team Formation
  • Characteristics of Hazardous
  • Materials
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Emergency Guidelines
  • Incident Command
  • Hazards
HAZMAT TECHNICIAN - 40 Hours

This course is designed to provide the student with the skills necessary to safely and effectively respond to a hazardous materials incident, to begin mitigation of the incident, and correctly develop a strategy of controlling and stopping the release by means of plugging, patching, over-packing, or other means.

This course includes the following:

  • Current OSHA & NFPA Regulations
  • Recognition and Identification
  • Toxicology
  • Characteristics of Hazardous Materials
  • Diking and Damming
  • Emergency Guidelines and Hazards
  • Confinement and Containment
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Monitoring
  • Incident Command
  • Team Formation
  • Decontamination
  • Self Contained Breathing Apparatus
  • Supplied Air Systems
  • Patching and Plugging
  • Over-packing
  • Medical Surveillance
  • Dealing with the Media
  • Post Incident Analysis
Hazardous Materials Technician Refresher Training - 8 Hours

HAZTECHR-8 – 8.00 Hours

This course is designed to meet or exceed Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.120 (q)(8)(i) annual refresher training requirements. This course involves both classroom and field activities.

Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations Training - 24 Hours

HAZA&O-24 – 24.00 Hours

This course meets or exceeds the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 472 Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents Chapter 4, “Competencies for Awareness-Level Personnel,” Chapter 5, “Core Competencies for Operations Level Responders,” Chapter 6.2, “Mission-Specific Competencies: Personal Protective Equipment,” and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.120 (q)(6)(i) and (q)(6)(ii) for Awareness and Operations-Level Personnel.

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
PPE Level 2 as described in the IRFT Student Safety Manual.
All students are required to follow the IRFT Student Safety Manual at all times.

Attire: You must wear for training activities and classroom sessions

  • regular work attire
  • safety shoes
  • You may not wear to any class or field activity, shorts; sleeveless shirts or open-toed shoes.

Topics

  • Analyze the incident
  • Detect the presence of Hazardous Materials (HazMat)/Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
  • Survey a HazMat/WMD incident from a safe location
  • Initiate protective actions
  • Initiate the notification process
  • Collect hazard information from the current edition of the Department of
  • Transportation (DOT) Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG)
  • Determine scope of the problem
  • Determine potential outcomes
  • Plan a response
  • Capabilities of operations level personnel
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)/Identifying/Donning/Doffing/Working in/Hazards
  • Implement the response
  • Establish Control Zones/Emergency Decontamination/Communications
  • Implement protective actions
  • Perform operations level tasks
  • Evaluate Progress
  • Communicate Status

Suggested Audience

  • Personnel who could encounter an emergency involving HazMat/WMD and who are expected to recognize the presence of the HazMat/WMD, protect themselves, call for trained personnel, and secure the area
  • Personnel who respond to emergencies involving hazardous materials/weapons of mass destruction for the purpose of protecting nearby persons, the environment, or property from the effects of the release.
Hazardous Materials Awareness Training - 8 Hours

HAZAW-8 – 8.00 Hours

This course meets the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 472 Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents Chapter 4, “Competencies for Awareness Level Personnel” and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.120 (q)(6)(i) for Awareness-level personnel.

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.

Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations Training - 16 Hours

HAZOPS-16 – 16.00 Hours

This course meets or exceeds the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 472 Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents Chapter 5, “Core Competencies for Operations Level Responders” and Chapter 6.2, “Competencies for Operations Level Responders Assigned Mission-Specific Responsibilities,” and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.120 (q)(6)(ii) for Operations-level personnel.

This course consists of both classroom and field exercises.

Prerequisites: Completion of training for all competencies of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Chapter 4, “Competencies for Awareness Level Personnel.”

Hazardous Materials Technician Training (NON Pro-Board) - 36 Hours

HAZTECH-36 – 36.00 Hours

This course meets or exceeds the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 472) Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents Chapter 7, “Competencies for Hazardous Materials Technicians” and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.120 (q)(6)(iii) for Technician-level personnel.

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

  • Students must be trained at the operations level to receive National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board) certification at the end of the HazMat Technician course.
  • Proof of Operations level training must be submitted prior to the end of class. Download the documentation for Pro Board certification requirements for more information.
NFPA 472 Hazardous Materials Technician Training (Pro-Board) - 40 Hours

HAZPRO-40 – 40.00 Hours

This course meets or exceeds the qualifications for National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 472 Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents Chapter 7, “Competencies for Hazardous Materials Technicians,” and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.120 (q)(6)(iii) for Technician-level personnel.

Upon completion of this course you are eligible to take the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board) written exam and skills testing for NFPA 472 Chapter 7.

Prerequisites: Students must be trained to the Operations level to receive Pro-Board certification at the end of the HazMat Technician course. Proof of Operations level training must be submitted prior to the end of class. The written and skills testing must receive a passing score in order to receive a Pro Board certificate.

Fire Fighting

Fast, effective action by responders is the only solution when industry is faced with accidents, disasters and other in-plant emergencies. Courses address specific industry needs using the most advanced methodologies available in the fire-training world. Training is designed for professionals associated with all types of industrial facilities and processes, and certain courses are eligible for Pro Board/NPQS certification. Training is conducted at Industrial Rescue Fire Training Field in Beaumont, Texas, or can be scheduled at a designated facility with curriculum designed to meet the special training needs of your department or company.

Industrial Fire Brigade Training - 8 to 40 Hours

FIREI-8 to 40 – 8.0 to 40.00 Hours
This course provides you with practical training under real fire conditions with your emergency response leaders providing the instructions. The curriculum is custom-designed to meet a client’s specific training needs.
Clients may choose from the following areas of interest:

  • basic,
  • intermediate,
  • advanced classroom and/or field evolutions.

Based on the customer’s needs, this course can be 8 to 40 hours in length.

Advanced Flammable Liquids Industrial Response Training - 24 Hours

FIREI-24 – 24.00 Hours

Advanced Flammable Liquid Industrial Response is a hands-on class designed for the industrial firefighter who wishes to build upon their skills in responding and effectively mitigating flammable liquid emergencies in and around their facilities.

The course will cover scene size-up, danger recognition, advanced strategy planning, and tactical operations plus resource management. During this physically and mentally demanding non-certification course, participants will have minimal content review class time and extended burn times. These increasing difficult burn scenarios include night-time burns and a final cumulative exercise that is designed to test your industrial flammable liquid response skills.

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.

Topics

  • Incident Command Systems (ICS)
  • Scene Size-up
  • Fire Behavior
  • Response Strategies, Available Resources, Tactical Implementation
  • Strategy
  • Tactics

Suggested Audience
This is an advanced course targeted for industrial facility personnel who will be expected to respond to and mitigate emergencies involving flammable liquid fires.

Advanced Bulk Storage Response Training - 24 Hours

FIREBSRI-24 – 24.00 Hours

Advanced Bulk Storage Response is a hands-on course designed to provide emergency responders with the skills and knowledge to mitigate a flammable liquid fire involving bulk storage. This five-day course is designed to expand the knowledge and skills for emergency responders, tank farm operators, and bulk-storage and containers facility supervisors/managers when responding to and successfully mitigating large atmospheric storage-tank emergencies. The course will combine classroom lecture and small group activities with field observation and hands-on skill practice, utilizing live-fire simulations of bulk-storage emergencies. The course will conclude with a capstone live-fire field response to the largest atmospheric storage tank fire prop in North America.

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
PPE Level: 4 as described in the IRFT Student Safety Manual

Recommended
Non firefighters: ie: Terminal Managers, Support Personnel, Non-ERT, etc. – No prerequisites required

Firefighters: Training in accordance with 29CFR1910.156, NFPA 1081 Standard for Industrial Fire Brigade Members, Advanced Exterior Firefighting Level II (ASP201), NFPA 472 Flammable Liquid Bulk Storage Specialist (IND014), or similar training

Topics

  • A discussion of various types of bulk-storage tanks and containers
  • Design construction characteristics and ancillary equipment integrated into common types of storage tanks
  • Fire and safety components of bulk-storage facilities to include multiple extinguishing media
  • Crude oil characteristics and special hazards related to bulk-storage tanks
  • Large-volume delivery devices for both water and foam
  • Incident preplanning and scene size up
  • Response strategies and tactics including logistical concerns for extremely large fire flows

Suggested Audience
This course provides skills and knowledge to emergency responders who will respond to a bulk storage fire involving flammable liquid fire. This course is appropriate for emergency response personnel and Non-ERT, etc.

  • Terminal Managers
  • Support Personnel & Non-ERT
  • Volunteer firefighters
  • Municipal firefighters
  • Industrial firefighters
  • Railroad emergency responder
1081 Exterior Refresher Training - 20 Hours

FIRE R16 – 20.00 Hours

Industrial Fire Brigade – Exterior is a hands-on refresher course designed to provide an overview of the knowledge and skills to emergency responders who have previously been certified in NFPA 1081 Industrial Fire Brigade – Exterior. This open enrollment non-certification course reviews firefighter safety and survival skills; basic fire definitions and concepts related to fire chemistry and the behavior of fire. Participants will also practice donning and doffing of personal protective equipment (PPE) and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and discuss firefighting extinguishing tools including master stream, salvage and overhaul. Participants will have extended opportunities to refresh these knowledge and skills through extended burn times culminating with a two-three prop burn scenario.

Topics

  • Firefighter’s safety and survival
  • Fire Behavior
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) & SCBA
  • Master streams, salvage, and overhaul
Incident Safety Officer (NFPA 1521) Training - 16 Hours

FIRE ISCI-16 – 16.00 Hours

The NFPA 1521 Incident Safety Officer course provides students with a solid foundation and knowledge to identify and analyze safety concerns and to communicate recommended solutions to the command authority. The class focuses on industrial emergency scene operations using the Incident Command System (ICS). You will gain confidence in your ability to handle a variety of emergency situations through classroom exercises, including building an incident safety plan.

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)

  • PPE Level 1 as described in IRFT Student Safety Manual.

Topics

  • Introduction and Overview of the Incident Safety Officer
  • Role of the Incident Safety Officer
  • Regulations, Standards and Policies
  • Creating an Incident Safety Plan
  • Record Keeping and Documentation
  • Risk Management
  • Incident Considerations: Communications and Monitoring
  • Communicating Within the ICS
1081 Industrial Fire Interior/Exterior Refresher Training - 24 Hours

FIRE I24 – 24.00 Hours

Industrial Fire Brigade – Interior/Exterior is a hands-on-refresher course designed to provide a review of the knowledge and skills to emergency responders who have previously been certified in Industrial Fire Brigade – Exterior or the Interior Fire Brigade Training Class. This open enrollment non-certification course reviews issues specific to the interior fire environment. Participants will discuss the stages of a fire, how ventilation can affect the strategic and tactical objectives of interior fire extinguishment, and interior fire operations. Finally, participants will have opportunities to refresh these knowledge and skills through extended burn times culminating with a two-three prop burn scenario.

Topics

  • Stages of Fire
  • Ventilation
  • Interior Fire Operations
NFPA 472, Chapter 16, Flammable Liquids Bulk Storage Specialty - 24 Hours

FIRE FLB-24 – 24.00 Hours

This course provides you with a solid foundation of knowledge and skills to safely resolve an emergency in a variety of liquid bulk-storage structures found in a plant facility. Through field exercises, you will gain confidence in your ability to handle a variety of liquid bulk-storage emergency situations such as tank fires, railcar fires, or spills.

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
This course requires PPE Level 4 as described in the IRFT Student Safety Manual. All students are required to follow this manual at all times.

Topics

  • Preplanning
  • Tank identification
  • Product identification
  • Foam calculations
  • Storage tank strategy and tactics
  • Large diameter hoses
  • Large diameter nozzles
  • Suppression methods
  • Suppression systems
  • Safety
Advanced Industrial Interior Fire Training - 32 Hours

FIRE INT-32 – 32.00 Hours

Advanced Industrial Interior is a hands-on class designed for the industrial firefighter who wishes to build upon their interior skills in a physically and mentally demanding course. This open enrollment course covers specialized rescue and life safety tactics, fire behavior, and the use of thermal imaging cameras. Participants will also discuss communications on the scene, accountability, building construction, pre-planning and scene size-up.

Participants will practice using various alternative escape route techniques when the primary escape route becomes unusable, with a special emphasis on self-rescue tools and their use. Participants will be given multiple chances to safely practice removing trapped and unconscious firefighters in a cumulative final exercise. During this challenging course, participants will have opportunities to practice these advanced interior fire knowledge and skills through extended burn times.

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.

Topics

  • Firefighter’s safety and survival
  • Interior Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Interior Incident Command Systems (ICS)
  • Flashover, Backdraft, and How to Read Smoke

Suggested Audience
This is an advanced course for industrial fire brigade members who wish to build upon the skills and knowledge needed by those who will respond to an interior fire.

Rescue
RESCUE TEAM LEADER - 16 Hours

This course was created several years ago by rescue technicians that held a leadership role within their own teams.  Recognizing the need for team, as well as, individual development, understanding of skill sets and motivation enabled us to put together this program.

The course is based on the understanding of individuals both mentally and emotionally that have a role within a rescue team. It equips leaders with the skills to learn to recognize both strengths and weaknesses of team members and more importantly recognizing their limitations.

Subjects include: team leadership, team formation, understanding individual personalities, working within the IC system, and team responsibilities, including dealing with extreme trauma and fatalities.

Although there is not a prerequisite for attending this class, it is geared toward experienced rescue team members that serve in a leadership role or for members that may step into the role.

“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.”  John

RESCUE I - Basic 40 Hours
No Prerequisite

In order for a team to function, a team must be properly established. Therefore, we begin this course detailing team formation and team functions along with breaking down the duties for each member of the team. Proper understanding of the basic hardware and equipment is then covered which includes rope, packaging devices, tripods, etc. We also cover patient care, packaging, assessment of scene, development of team with team leader, basic lifting lowering systems and mechanical advantage system.

All students participate in barrel ladder, pipe rack and switchback stairs techniques as well as anchoring and rigging principles. Our confined space portion of the course also meets your company needs as being OSHA and NFPA compliant. Students will do several confined space evolution’s, including single and multiple victims in tanks and towers. Also, air monitoring procedures, ventilation procedures, use of SCBA’s and cascade breathing air systems.

Topics Covered:

  • Team Formation
  • Team Functions
  • Individual Duties
  • Basic Hardware and Equipment (including rope, packaging devices, tripods, etc.)
  • Patient care
  • Assessment of scene
RESCUE II - Intermediate 40 Hours
Prerequisite: Rescue I

This course is a continuation of skills learned in Rescue I; however, it is more intense and steps up a degree. Team and individual skills are further developed in field scenarios in high angle and confined space rescue. Students will become familiar with several various types of immobilization devices and packaging techniques, as well as rigging, climbing, rappelling and belaying.

Pick-offs, self-rescue, single and double line lowering systems, and mechanical advantage systems are also covered.

RESCUE III - Advanced 40 Hours
Prerequisite: Rescue I and II

A lot of time has been spent on preparing our outlines for Rescue III. After talking with rescue team leaders, municipal firefighters, safety managers, and other emergency response technicians from around the country, along with the years of training and experience of our own instructors, we have developed a program combining the skills and techniques mastered through completing Rescue I & II. This program brings rescue to a new higher level. It is designed solely for those individuals who have had extensive training and introduces them to several of the most complex scenarios involving high-angle and confined space rescue.

We believe in being prepared for the “worst” complex situations. The course includes the following topics: team leadership, command system within the team, mutual aid, multi-victims, fatalities, logistics, multi-team response, search and rescue, communications, and some of the most vigorous rigging scenarios including tape drills. Also included during the week, is a night session involving high angle and confined space rescue drills. Our goal is to fine tune each technician’s skills, as well as instill confidence in self, team and equipment.

Structural Rescue - 16 Hours

Our Industrial Structural Rope Rescue course is based on several emergency scenarios that a team will face in an industrial facility. Outside of Confined Space Rescue we cover the skill sets for pipe racks, switchback stairs, and barrel ladders and over the handrail techniques along with rope access such as ascending and descending a structure. All scenarios include patient packaging with multiple devices as well as down team member drills.

All of our structural courses curriculums are based on the level of the class, which varies from class to class based on experience and skill sets of team.

At our Rescue and Tactical Training Center in Beaumont, Texas or at your site we can conduct classes from beginner to advanced rescue teams.

Confined Space Rescue - 16 Hours
No Prerequisite

Industrial Rescue’s confined space class provides classroom, as well as hands-on training in the following:

  • team and individual duties;
  • assessment of scene;
  • do’s and don’ts of confined space rescue;
  • air monitoring and ventilation;
  • patient care and packaging;
  • rigging for horizontal and vertical retrieval systems using several different types of harnesses, tripods, pole hoists; and mechanical advantage systems.

This course MEETS and EXCEEDS the standards listed for OSHA 29 CFR 1910.146 and NFPA 1006.

Aquatic Rescue - 8 Hours
No Prerequisite

This course is primarily for municipalities and/or industries with ship loading docks, water clarifier ponds or other areas where there may be the potential for an aquatic rescue. We provide training in specific water rescue hardware, rope and other devices, immobilization of victims in water, loading and transportation by boat, and one on one “in water” rescue techniques. We also give students the opportunity to enter water in full turn-out gear and learn techniques involved in transforming into flotation devices.

ALL COURSES MAY BE HELD AT ANY OF THE

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