Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

CPD: Rescue

We can prepare you and your staff for nearly every rescue situation. Our two primary courses, basic vehicle rescue and basic rescue practices, explore automobile extraction as well as a host of other scenarios.

The courses listed below are a sample of the programs offered:

  • CONFINED SPACE
    Students will learn a plan of operation, tools, manpower, and manipulation skills required to perform safe removal of patients from limited space confinements. Emphasis is placed on safety and psychological effects of confined space rescue. Students will participate in team rescue scenarios. PREREQUISITES: Basic Rope Rescue, Respiratory Protection or equivalents AND 18 years old.
  • BASIC AND ADVANCED ROPE
    Students in this course will be introduced to the various types of rope and related rescue equipment. They will be trained in the tying of various knots and hitches used in rope rescue, basic rappelling techniques, tie-offs, self-rescue, basic litter tie-ins, and litter handling techniques. PREREQUISITE: Students must be 18 years of age on the first day of class.
  • TRENCH
    This course will introduce the student to the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and effectively perform complex rescue operations in collapsed trench excavations. Course work will include practical drills and demonstration in simulated trench excavations.
  • STRUCTURE FIRE
    This course will instruct the student in methods of rescue of patients from buildings under fire conditions. Safe operations will be emphasized during drills under fire conditions.
    PREREQUISITE: Essentials Of Fire Fighting
  • STRUCTURAL COLLAPSE I & II
    These courses will familiarize you with operations at the scene of a structural collapse. You will be prepared to effectively participate and lead the rescue efforts during an incident.
  • ELEVATOR
    Elevators pose a daily hazard to an emergency responder and their improper use has resulted in rescuer fatalities. While the stuck elevator may seem like a minor call, the danger it poses is real. This course will introduce you to safe and effective procedures for elevator emergencies.

 

Contact information
412.237.2500
PSI@ccac.edu