Advanced Rescue

  • Credits: 18
  • Degree Type: Certificate
  • Campus: East Grand Forks

Program Overview

The Rescue Technician certificate program provides an opportunity for students to obtain basic and advanced instruction in technical rescue. The areas include Vehicle Extriction, Trench Rescue, High and Low Angle Rope Rescue, Water and Ice Rescue, Confined Space Rescue and Structural Collapse Rescue. The program meets the minimum requirements for a Rescue Technician as outlined by the National Fire Protection Association. This certificate consists of technical coursework, providing a focus on technical hands-on training to enable the student to become familiar with basic and advanced level aspects of the technician rescue field for the fire service.


Career Opportunities

The employment outlook for advanced rescue firefighters in the state of Minnesota from 2010 to 2020 is 4%, an low growth career.

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Program Course Listings

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Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
EMTB 1101 Emergency Medical Tech 6
FIRE 1130 Rescue Theory & Practices 1
FIRE 1160 Technical Rescue I 1
FIRE 2260 Technical Rescue II 1
FIRE 2263 Adv Vehicle/H2O Rescue 3
FIRE 2265 Adv Trench/Struc Rescue 3
FIRE 2267 Adv Con Space/Rope Rescue 3
TOTAL CREDITS: 18
 

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Program Specific Requirements

1. Completion and approval for clinical participation of the Minnesota Department of Humans Services Licensing Division Background Study prior to entering FIRE courses. Completion and approval for clinical participation of a National Background Study through Verified Credentials cost $50.
2. Students must have an "eligible" status through the State Motor Vehicle Records Check system.
3. All required courses for the program must be completed with a grade of C or better.
4. Completion of the College Health Screening & Immunization form prior to enrollment in FIRE courses.
5. All students must have structural firefighting personal protective equipment, which consists of a helmet, protective hood, coat, pants, gloves, and boots.

Students achieving assessment scores below the established minimums must register and successfully complete (with a grade of C or better) the required developmental courses in order to meet graduation requirements.

The program minimum scores for the Accuplacer Assessment test are as follows:
Reading Comprehension: 46
Arithmetic: 50



PLEASE NOTE

  • Health and Human Services students must comply with both Minnesota law and clinical facility requirements related to immunizations and background screenings.
  • Students who do not comply with the required health and immunization requirements may not be permitted to attend clinical which WILL affect program progression and completion.
  • A blended site (some classes face-to-face and some classes distance) may be used for this program.


  1. Students will perform professional Technical Rescue skills as outlined in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards.
  2. Students will execute Emergency Medical Technician Basic skills as identified by National Department of Transportation.
  3. Students will operate and maintain equipment necessary to conduct Technical Rescue operations.
  4. Students will work within class as a team of students to successfully rescue victim(s) in Technical Rescue operations.

Program Accreditation

Northland Community & Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Program Faculty

  • Jeffrey Boushee
  • Fire Technology Instructor
  • Campus: East Grand Forks
  • Tel: (218) 793-2579
  • Toll Free: 1.800.959.6282
  • Chad Cutshaw
  • Adjunct Fire Technology Instructor
  • Campus: East Grand Forks
  • Tel: (218) 793-2579
  • Toll Free: 1.800.959.6282
  • Scott Nicola
  • Adjunct Fire Technology Instructor
  • Campus: East Grand Forks
  • Tel: (218) 793-2579
  • Toll Free: 1.800.959.6282
  • Bruce Roed
  • Fire Technology Instructor
  • Campus: Thief River Falls
  • Tel: (218) 681-0701
  • Toll Free: 1.800.959.6282
  • Jason Swope
  • Fire Technology Instructor
  • Campus: East Grand Forks
  • Tel: (218) 793-2579
  • Toll Free: 1.800.959.6282

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