Structural Search and Rescue

CEF010 – 4.00 Hours


FP CEF010 52 $10.00 Register

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received confirmation of the class prior to the class start, please contact the division at (866) 878-8900 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

The Number #1 priority of the fire service is life safety.  Sometimes, at extreme risk to the firefighter, that means getting inside a structure and executing an interior search to look for, and rescue victims.  Firefighters are exposing themselves to a great degree of risk and must be proficient in this interior operation.  Methodology and victim removal must be selected and executed like second nature.  And knowing the reality of the inherent risk of firefighting; sometimes that search and rescue is to save one of our own.  In order to be a good rescuer; firefighters must understand survival techniques for interior operations, atmospheric conditions, MAYDAY, and RIT.  You will be asked to apply this knowledge in the most adverse conditions, throughout your entire career. This course offers 4 CE hours covering searching structures, removal of victims, and firefighter survival.  This course offers an interactive practice session and a module quiz based off IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting 7th edition. This course satisfies: NFPA 1001 4.2.4, 4.3.1, 4.3.5, 4.3.9, 4.3.21 


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Technical Requirements

In order to successfully complete this course, you should have access to computer equipment meeting the following system requirements:

  • Recommended screen resolution: 1280 x 1024
  • Minimum screen resolution: 1024 x 768
  • Broadband or high speed internet
  • Latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari web browsers
  • Latest version of Flash
  • Latest version of Adobe Reader

Text Book

Students are expected to use the Essentials of Firefighting, 7th Edition Manual

Attendance Requirements

To meet attendance requirements, participants must review each training module and complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and/or end of course exam.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • 1. Explain best practices to ensure firefighter survival during interior operations.
  • 2. Describe air-monitoring operations.
  • 3. Describe structural search and rescue operations.
  • 4. Describe victim removal methods.
  • 5. Describe MAYDAY protocols.
  • 6. Describe emergency evacuation methods.

Suggested Audience

Individuals seeking continuing education in the fire service.

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • 4.00 hours – Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP)
  • State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas (SFFMA)