Standard for Technical Rescue Personnel Professional Qualifications
|Publication Date:||1 January 2021|
This standard identifies the minimum job performance requirements (JPRs) for technical rescue personnel.
The purpose of this standard is to specify the minimum JPRs for service as technical rescue personnel.
This standard shall define technical rescue personnel.
The intent of this standard shall be to ensure that individuals serving as technical rescue personnel are qualified.
This standard shall not address organization or management responsibility.
It is not the intent of this standard to restrict any jurisdiction from exceeding or combining these minimum requirements.
JPRs for each level and position are the tasks personnel shall be able to perform to carry out the job duties.
Technical rescue personnel shall remain current with the general knowledge, skills, and JPRs addressed for each level or position of qualification.
Technical rescue personnel shall remain current with technical rescue practices and applicable standards and shall demonstrate competency on an annual basis.
Proficiency in current rescue practices shall be demonstrated by achieving certification and demonstrating skills and proficiencies through private, local, state, provincial, or federal programs providing an acceptable method approved by the AHJ.