This program is designed to provide the background knowledge necessary to perform rescue operations at a structural collapse incident. The course includes instruction on: structural construction considerations such as types of construction, construction techniques, terminology and mechanism of collapse based on structure type; detailed concepts of structural shoring systems; void search and rescue operations in structural collapse incidents; structural collapse team organization and operations concepts. Students will also participate in a hands-on component where emergency collapse shoring as well as basic collapse shoring construction will be introduced. This is a 12 hour course which will be delivered over 2 sessions.
Prerequisites: Basic Structural Collapse Operations