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NFPA 1006 Technical Rescuer


  • Standard First Aid with Level C CPR. A copy must be uploaded/attached as part of the application process.

What we offer

As awareness of workplace hazards increase and legislative requirements tighten, the need for technical rescue capabilities grows as well. More and more fire departments and private businesses are realizing an increased need for an up to date, advanced rescue capabilities and therefore, higher levels of training.

The Technical Rescuer course is the first step in completing the knowledge and skill requirements for NFPA 1006, 2013 edition, Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications.

Throughout this 40-hour course, you will receive key lessons in the classroom and enjoy small groups while practicing your new skills. Our experienced Instructors will coach you through the practical application of skills to ensure all requirements of chapter five in the new standard are met. We conduct our training in a setting focusing on small class size and skill development through individual hands-on skill practice, demonstration, and evaluation.

Our modern 32,000 square foot training facility, conveniently located at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport, includes modern classrooms, large training grounds and a five-story rescue training tower.

This course covers all the core competencies in Chapter 5 of NFPA 1006, including:

  • Incident Command System
  • Managing Resources
  • Incident Surveys
  • Scene Surveys and Searches
  • Helicopter Support Operations
  • Scene Safety
  • Single points anchors
  • Site Operations
  • Incident Size up
  • Hazards Control
  • Victim Management
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Rescue Knots and Rigging
  • Belay and Haul systems

Upon successful completion of the training, each trainee will have the basic knowledge required to use and apply rope rescue awareness.

Course materials

All manuals required for the program are supplied and must be returned upon completion of the program. They are available for purchase if desired.


This is a physically demanding course requiring participation in lengthy practical training evolutions. Applicants must be in good physical condition.

Course duration 

Five (5) days

Course hours

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Payment must be made when registering for courses. We reserve the right to cancel seven days prior to any course in which the minimum registration is not achieved.

Student must bring 

Steel toe boots

This training involves exterior evaluations and practical work

Please dress according to the weather


$972.95 plus HST – this price includes new leather gloves subject to sizing and the OFMEM examination.

Please note – this course will yield an IFSAC seal when students successfully complete the OFMEM examination

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