This three-day course is designed to provide the participant with the skills necessary to meet Rescue Technician Professional Qualifications, as defined by NFPA 1006, Standard for Rescue Technician Professional Qualifications Chapter 5 by teaching industrial response personnel how to safely and efficiently perform basic technical rescues in industrial environments from above ground structures such as water towers, construction sites and elevated areas.
Topics include basic rigging techniques, mechanical advantage systems, raising and lowering systems, methods of rescuing victims, and patient packaging.
Prentiss has 19 years of emergency response experience with the Columbia Fire Department. He is currently assigned to Engine 12 and Hazmat 2. His extensive experience and specialties include NR-EMT, Hazmat Tech, Confined Space and is also an adjunct instructor teaching Hazmat Operations and CFD's driver/ apparatus operator courses.
Prentiss manages E-Med's instructor credentials and contractor compliance training.
His personal moto~ "Always Strive for Success!"