Trench Training and Tactics
Awareness, Operations and Technician

Trench Training and Tactics

Trench Rescue remains one of the most dangerous disciplines in Rescue work and the Trench Training and Tactics Course is focused on making safe rescues in and around trenches. The trench types covered will be the most commonly occurring trench accidents, covering the full process from securing the site through victim rescue and recovery of equipment after the rescue. This course samples a wide variety of these and will cover both straight, l-, and T-Trenches using the Paratech Rescue Struts System, Waler System, Trench Bags and Pod Systems for Victim Rescues.

The Awareness level Trench Training and Tactics Course is 4 hours and the max students accepted is limited by classroom size, this is offered on a virtual platform as well. The course is hands off and covers basic introduction to the products, their use, maintenance, theory of use and best practice.

The Operation level Trench Training and Tactics Course is a basic hands on course for students that have taken the awareness level courses, going over theory and applying this in real world scenarios created on site. This class is 16 hours (2 days) and is limited to 40 students.

The Technician level Trench Training and Tactics course covers the more tactical aspect of Rescues in and around trenches, including in depth tab information on all equipment needed on scene, both Paratech and other products. This class is 24 hours (3 days) and is limited to 40 students.

Part No. Description Level Duration Max Students
22-PTTRA Trench Awareness AWS 4 Hours Classroom Dependent
22-PTTRO Trench Operations OPS 16 Hours 40
22-PTTRT Trench Technician TECH 24 Hours 40

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  • Air Lifting Bags

    Paratech is the industry leader in Air Lifting Bags with top quality traditional flat bags while also leading the way with entirely new innovative designs. Paratech Air Lifting Bags are made of the highest quality materials to provide peak performance and with dozens of 'ease of use' design choices.

    Air Lifting Bags
  • Forcible Entry Tools

    For more than 50 years Paratech has set the standard for high quality heavy-duty forcible entry tools. These tools are designed to pry, pound, puncture, twist and cut open or remove all types of barriers between emergency personnel and the life they are saving. From our popular full line of Hooligan Tools to our powerful Percussive Rescue Tool (PRT), to our compact & versatile Pry-Axe, Paratech has led the way in design and manufacturing of dependable and unstoppable forcible entry tools.

    Forcible Entry Tools
  • High Angle and Rope

    Paratech Pod Systems (Tri, Bi and Mono) are the strongest high angle systems available. All kits come with a carrying case and all of the bases needed. Use AcmeThread or LongShore Struts and Extenstions to create a system for your desired length. Paratech's elevator rescue equipment can lock down an elevator car or securely attach to an elevator entry door casing for rope rescue down the elevator shaft.

    High Angle and Rope
  • Impact Tools

    From breaking concrete to cutting the remains of a melted tanker shell apart, Paratech delivers the punch.

    Impact Tools
  • Maritime Damage Control

    The Paratech Damage Control System (DCS) brings maritime damage control shoring into the 21st century. Speed, strength, flexibility and capability are the hallmarks of Paratech’s DCS . Everything about the system has been designed to simplify the difficult task of damage control shoring and improve response time.

    Maritime Damage Control
  • Rescue Trailers

    The Special Mission Tender (SMT) is a rescue response trailer containing equipment packages for Trench Rescue, USAR or both. It's a one-stop-shop for everything you need for rescue, organized for quick mobile response.

    Rescue Trailers
  • Structural Shoring

    Paratech's Rescue Support Systems for Structural Collapse consists of a full array of vertical shoring equipment and raker shores. With the Absolute Raker, Paratech has the only fully mechanical raker shore available. Absolutely no wood is needed for cross-bracing. Standard Rakers (with wood cross-bracing) are still available as well as upgrade kits, Expansion Kits, and Flying Raker Kits. Urban Search and Rescue Teams around the world rely on the strength and simplicity of Paratech's Structural Shoring equipment to successfully accomplish rescues safely and efficiently.

    Structural Shoring
  • Training and Tactics Courses

    Paratech offers a 2-day, 3-day and week-long training courses to enhance your department’s capabilities with Paratech equipment. We will discuss, demonstrate, and perform techniques for real world applications. The training will be performed by certified Instructors that have gone through a rigorous Paratech training program that enables them to provide the finest instruction on Paratech products available.

    Training and Tactics Courses
  • Trench Shoring

    Paratech offers void fill cushions, pneumatic control equipment and shoring struts for trench rescue. Paratech's strut systems are unrivaled in strength and simplicity, making them perfect for trench rescue scenarios.

    Trench Shoring
  • Vehicle Stabilization

    Vehicle stabilization is the first step in extrication. Paratech offers a wide range of stabilization solutions from passenger cars to fully loaded tractor trailers and even locomotives.

    Vehicle Stabilization

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