Rescue operation


Sub-Theme: Safety


Rescue operation

Performance objectives

Students should be able to:

  1. Explain the meaning of rescue operation.
  2. Identify the different aspects of rescue operation


Rescue operation

Rescue operation comprises of responsive operations that usually involve the saving of life or prevention of injury during an incident or dangerous situation.

Tools used might include search and rescue dogs, mounted search and rescue horses, helicopters, the “jaws of life”, and other hydraulic cutting and spreading tools used to extricate individuals from wrecked vehicles. Rescue operations are sometimes supported by special vehicles such as fire department’s or EMS heavy rescue vehicle.

Rescue operations require a high degree of training and are performed by rescue squads, either independent or part of larger organizations such as fire, police, military, first aid, or ambulance.... View More

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