RES020 – 40.00 Hours


Dates Location Class Price
Details 10/17/22 – 10/21/22 College Station, TX FP RES020 151 $1200.00 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

This course is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge required for certification to Chapter 8, “Trench Rescue,” as described in National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1006, Standard for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications (2013 edition).

The course covers trench operations, utilizing appropriate equipment, methodologies, protocols, and patient and resource management techniques.

Upon completion of this course you are eligible to take the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board) written exam and skills testing.


Any student can register and once completing the course and skills successfully will receive a TEEX completion certificate. If the student requires Pro Board certification please find the requirements with prerequisites below;

Participants must pass Trench Rescue Level I to receive certifications For Trench Rescue Level II.

Pro Board Certification requirements

Participants pursuing Pro Board Certification must provide proof of;

  • Rope Rescue Level I certification , NFPA 1006, Standard For Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications, Chapter 6


  • Confined Space Rescue Level I certification, NFPA 1006 Standard For Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications, Chapter 7 

dated prior to the last day of class. the document must meet the certification office requirements.

Course Completion Requirements

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

PPE Level 2 includes:

  • Rescue helmet with a chin strap with 3-point attachment
  • Rope rescue gloves, all-leather work gloves
  • Eye protection
  • Approved safety-toe boots

Pro Board Certification Testing

Participants are required to provide a photo ID at the time of Pro Board testing.

Participants Must Provide

  • a photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the educational process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exersizes. This course requires participants to attend 100% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion and to siot for the Pro Board certification exam.


  • Trench Rescue Decision Making
  • Introduction To Trench Rescue
  • Trench Incident Management And Support Operations
  • Soil Physics
  • Causes And Types Of Trench Collapses
  • Soil Classifications And Testing
  • Equipment And Tools For Trench Rescue Operations
  • Hazard Control
  • Atmospheric Monitoring
  • Gaining Access
  • Protective Systems In Trench Operation
  • Termination Procedures
  • Techniques For Trench Protection

Suggested Audience

For all municipal and industrial firefighters, as well as any other personnel involved with technical rescue incident response and is designed to meet the training requirements of NFPA 1006 Chapter 8, “Job Performance Requirements (JPR)”.

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • 40.00 hours – Pro Board

Other Information


  • Includes all course materials.
  • Does not include lodging and meals.

Annual Fire Training School Information

If you are attending this course as part of TEEX’s Texas Annual Fire Training School, you need to be aware of the following additional information:

Annual Fire Training School Registration Requirements

Annual Schools require that you use the online registration system. 

We have streamlined the process for payment via Texas A&M Forest Service funding (H.B. 2604 or TIFMAS Grant Assistance Program). Before you register for a course, you must attain approval from the Texas A&M Forest Service for training tuition. On your approval letter, there will be a voucher approval number. Each student approved for tuition grant assistance will need this number.

Register for your course through your TEEX student portal. On the payment section, choose “Purchase Order” and enter the “VFDE” number (for example “E123456”). If your department was approved for multiple students, each student up to the maximum approved in the training tuition request may use the same VFDE number. If the total amount due is greater than the total amount allowed by the tuition voucher, the individual/department will be responsible for the difference. You are no longer required to email or fax the approval letter to TEEX/ESTI unless it is specifically requested by TEEX staff. 

>If you are using a standard Purchase Order, complete online registration and send a copy of PO documentation within 48 hours.

The PO contact email needs to be either yourself or a responsible person within your organization.

A new data field has been added to the payment process. The Tax ID (Tax Payer ID, EIN or FEIN) will be the number assigned to your organization. The field is required and needs to be in the following format: xx-xxxxxxx.

Annual Fire Training School Late Registration

The full rate will be applied after the early-bird registration deadline.

Government Programs

  • GSA contract number: GS-07F-0357V. GSA customers, to register please contact [email protected] or call (866) 878-8900. GSA Schedule logo

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