3.2; Rescue Technician
Version 1.1, Adopted 3/15/19
To establish the position description and minimum training requirements for the position of Rescue Technician with the Kitsap County Technical Rescue Team (KCTRT).
Scope and Applicability
This policy is intended to apply to all personnel assigned to the KCTRT.
The Rescue Technician is responsible for performing the rescue function of the incident operation. The Rescue Technician reports directly to the Rescue Group Supervisor or other assigned supervisor. The Rescue Technician may provide technical supervision to other KCTRT personnel, non-KCTRT emergency response personnel, or others.
In addition to the minimum member standards listed in 3.1 and prior to being qualified as a Rescue Technician, sponsoring agencies shall ensure the following training requirements are met within 3 years of appointment to the team:
Rope Rescue Technician (Levels 1 & 2), consistent with NFPA 1006 & NFPA 1670
Confined Space Rescue Technician, consistent with NFPA 1006 & 1670
Trench Rescue Technician, consistent with NFPA 1006 & 1670
Rescue Systems 1 or equivalent
Rescue Systems 2 or equivalent
Completion of the KCTRT Rescue Technician task book
Approval of the KCTRT Leadership Team
Suggested Additional Training
Rescue Technicians are encouraged to complete the following training:
Vehicle & Machinery Rescue Technician, consistent with NFPA 1006 & 1670
DHS/FEMA National US&R Response System Structural Collapse Specialist
ICS-300: Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents
Incident Safety Officer