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Contact the TARS State Office at 865-689-3256 or email

Heavy Rescue (Semi and Heavy Recovery)

The newly revised Heavy Rescue (Semi and Heavy Recovery) Program utilizes a mix of classroom and
field exercises to educate the student on the hazards and methods in dealing with large scale
commercial vehicle incidents. Students will be exposed to tactics and techniques in dealing with
stabilization, extrication and recovery of commercial trucks and equipment. Topics will include the
different types of commercial vehicles, utilizing heavy recovery vehicles, stabilization, extrication and
other various topics.


Course Length: 16 hours
CEHs: 10



Must have current Basic (Awareness/Operations Level) Extrication Certification

Required PPE:

NFPA approved structural firefighting gear or extrication jumpsuit / technical rescue gear,
helmet, secondary eye protection, leather type gloves or extrication type gloves, hard sole shoes
preferably steel toe or any NFPA approved type boot.



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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