TMRU Progression: Field Support to Rescue Support

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  • Maintained active rescue status for prior 12 months at Field Support
  • Written request to Membership Chair, including the following information:
    • Name
    • Date of request
    • Copy of current First Aid certificate(Standard First Aid plus Adult CPR/Equivalent)
    • Dates of 5 field trainings / missions participated in (min. 2 missions) in prior 12 months

For the Skills Evaluation:

  • Written test:
    • Grid search
    • Team gear for search vs. rescue
    • Gear location in truck
    • Litter assembly
    • Basic radio protocol
    • Callout SOP
    • Navigation
  • Skills: Minimum standards to qualify:
    • Rigging systems: 3c
    • belay
    • lower
    • raise 3 to 1
    • anchors
    • Helo safety briefing: c C
    • Read and explain 4 points
    • Exhibit evaluation ability: D
    • Exhibit ability to evaluate potential team members skills, conditioning, and personal gear.
  • Review results with Training and Rescue Ops Chairpeople
  • Review by Board-vote, record in their file, announce at Annual Banquet

Key to Standards

Task Performance

1 Extremely Limited Can do simple parts of the task. Needs to be told or shown how to do most of the task.

2 Partially Proficient Can do most parts of the task. Needs help only on hardest parts.

3 Competent Can do all parts of the task. Needs only spot check of completed work.

4 Highly Proficient Can do the complete task quickly and accurately. Can tell or show others how to do the task.

Task Knowledge

a Nomenclature Can name parts, tools, and simple facts about the task

b Procedures Can determine step-by-step procedures for doing the task.

c Operating Procedures Can explain why and when the task must be done and why each step is needed.

d Complete Theory Can predict, identify, and resolve problems about the task.

Subject Knowledge

A Facts Can identify basic facts and terms about the subject.

B Principles Can explain relationship of basic facts and state general principles about the subject.

C Analysis Can analyze facts and principles and draw conclusions about the subject.

D Evaluation Can evaluate conditions and make proper decisions about the subject.