RES120 – 40.00 Hours


Details Buttons Dates Location Class Price Register Buttons
Details 10/16/23 – 10/20/23 College Station, TX FP RES120 5 $1275.00 Register
Details NFPA 2021 Edition Trench 01/15/24 – 01/19/24 College Station, TX FP RES120 15 $1250.00 Register
Details NFPA 2021 Edition Trench 03/18/24 – 03/22/24 College Station, TX FP RES120 16 $1250.00 Register
Details NFPA 2021 Edition Trench 05/13/24 – 05/17/24 College Station, TX FP RES120 17 $1250.00 Register
Details NFPA 2021 Edition Trench 08/26/24 – 08/30/24 College Station, TX FP RES120 18 $1250.00 Register
Details NFPA 2021 Edition Trench 10/14/24 – 10/18/24 College Station, TX FP RES120 19 $1250.00 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 12, “Trench Rescue,” as described in National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1006, Standard for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications (2021 edition).

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.


Pro Board Certification Requirements

Participants pursuing Pro Board certification must provide proof of Pro-Board Rope Rescue Awareness Level (NFPA 1006) or proof of a Pro-Board Rope Level I dated prior to the first day of class.  The documentation must meet the certification office requirements.

Participants must pass Trench Rescue Awareness Level to receive certification for Trench Rescue Operations Level, and pass Trench Rescue Awareness Level and Operations Level to receive certification for Trench Rescue Technician Level.

Course Completion Requirements

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

PPE Level 2 includes:

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

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 exercises.  This course requires participants to attend 100% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion and to sit for the Pro Board certification exam.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Trench Rescue Operations
  • Trench Rescue Equipment and Tools
  • Soil Characteristics and Trench Dynamics
  • Victim Considerations
  • Stabilizing, Lifting, and Moving Loads
  • Intersecting Trenches and Special Considerations
  • Trench Rescue Activities

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 12, Job Performance Requirements (JPR).

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • 40.00 hours – Pro Board

Other Information

Fees must be paid before or on the first day of class. Course dates and fees are subject to change without notice.

  •        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:

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. 

Complete the online registration and send a copy of PO documentation within 48 hours if you are using a standard Purchase Order.

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

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

Contact Information

Joe Easterling

Rescue Training Manager
Phone: (979) 845-6553 | (866) 878-8900
Email: [email protected]

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