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Trench Rescue: Awareness, Operations, Technician, Second Edition

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Trench Rescue: Awareness, Operations, Technician, Second Edition is the most comprehensive textbook ever published on rescue operations in trench emergencies. Author C.V. “Buddy” Martinette, one of the fire service’s predominant experts on trench rescue, covers everything from basic concepts of risk benefit to practical procedures for technician-level trench protective systems. The Second Edition includes current information on trench tools and equipment, PPE, rescue system preparation, types of collapse, hazard control, and more. The text includes up-to-date coverage of:

  • NFPA 1670, Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents, 2004 Edition, Chapter 11: Trench and Excavation
  • NFPA 1006, Standard for Rescue Technician Professional Qualifications, 2003 Edition, Chapter 11: Trench Rescue
  • OSHA CFR § 1926 Subpart P, Excavations

The Second Edition now helps students make more effective use of class time by providing printed PowerPoint slides directly within the text. The slides are accompanied with note spaces so students can easily follow the instructor lectures for each unit.



Features & Benefits

Learning Objectives— Identifies the key concepts that students should learn.

“Voices of Experience”— Provides students with expert advice from leading trench rescue authorities.

Skill Drills— Provide written, step-by-step explanations and visual summaries of important skills and procedures.

Tips Boxes— Call-outs to reiterate key points from the author.

“You are the Rescue Technician”— Case studies that stimulate discussion and capture students’ attention.

“Just the Dirt”— End-of-chapter questions and activities reinforce important concepts and evaluate students’ mastery of the subject matter.

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