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Fire Science: Fire: Technical Rescue Awareness

(F36) Certificate

The Technical Rescue Awareness certification provides first responders with the skills needed to identify a rescue situation's specific hazards and implement initial company operations. Structural collapse rescue, rope rescue, confined space rescue, vehicle and machinery rescue, water and ice rescue, wilderness search and rescue, trench and excavation rescue following OSFM and NFPA 1670 guidelines will be realized. The Office of the State Fire Marshall requires this course before a firefighter can be certified in any rescue subject area. 

Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College
Academic Advising, 815/835-6354; Jeffrey Newbury, Assistant Professor of Fire Science, 815/835-6269.

Estimated Program Cost

The following figures are based on 2016-17 tuition and fee rates and the course fees in the Class Schedule for the required number 1 credit hours.

In-DistrictOut-of-DistrictOut-of-State
Tuition $111.00 $320.00 $347.00
Fees $21.00 $21.00 $21.00
Course Fees * $0.00 * $0.00 * $0.00
Total Tuition and Fees $132.00 $341.00 $368.00

* Note: Course fees may vary depending upon the classes that a student completes within an academic program. The course fee above is only an estimation and represents the maximum course fees possible; it is likely that course fees will be lower than the estimation above.