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Basic Trench Rescue Awareness/Operations Level Course

August 16-18, 2024

Paris-Henry County Rescue Squad

1705 TN-218, Paris, TN 38242


The Trench Rescue course is designed to impact knowledge and develop skills in order to properly shore trenches and to mitigate a trench cave-in rescue quickly with minimum danger to those involved. It will teach the student how to utilize equipment and resources already at their disposal as well as recognize the resources in the community that can be readily used in Trench Rescue. This class is taught in a regional basis by TARS certified college level instructors.

Course Length: 20 hours
CEHs: 10


Prerequisites: None

Required PPE:
•ANSI/ISEA Z89.0-2009 (Class E, Type I) Approved helmet or construction type hard hat
•ANSI Z87.0+ Approved Eye Protection
•Long Pants, Hard Sole Shoes (Preferably Steel Toe, Leather or extrication type gloves
•Tools Needed and to be provided by student to include:
•Hammer (minimum of 16oz), nail apron, tape measure (minimum 25ft), pencil and some type of small writing pad
•OSHA 1910/1926.502; ANSI Z359 Approved Fall Protection Safety Harness and lanyard if applicable

TARS Full Unit Member: $85 per student
TARS Associate Member: $150 per student
Non-TARS Member: $200 per student


Note: All registrations received up to two weeks prior to the start date of the class will be at the normal pricing. Any registration received during the period two-week period prior to the start date of the course will incur an additional $20 processing fee regardless of member, associate member, or non-member registration.

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