ERIC Number: ED106488
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Rescue Skills and Techniques.
Defense Civil Preparedness Agency (DOD), Washington, DC.
The guide has been prepared for use as a textbook in rescue training courses at DCPA (Defense Civil Preparedness Agency) approved training schools and is to be used in rescue training programs of State and local governments. The document explains the various types of rescue missions, command structure, the personnel of the operating unit, personnel training, and standard operational procedures. Rescue skills and techniques are explained to those who are training for rescue service in peacetime or attack-caused emergency. The guide describes in detail the rescue squad's tools and equipment and gives instructions for their use. The wide range of operations that squadmen perform; such as, rope and ladder work, lashing and rigging, shoring, tunneling, trenching, and casualty handling, are covered in detail. The guide also contains information on basic types of building construction and the ways in which buildings may collapse as result of blast or other causes. (Author/BP)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Defense Civil Preparedness Agency (DOD), Washington, DC.