Structural Collapse Level 1



This course is designed to provide first responders with an understanding of the NFPA 2500 Standard requirements for structural collapse Operations level rescues.

These structures include those of wood frame and masonry construction, ie. most residential and light commercial buildings.

Structural Collapse Level 1 Course Details


5 days (36 hours)


1 day classroom, 4 days practical


Minimum 12. Maximum 20.




Repeat the entire course at a 15% discount every three years

Annual Training Maintenance

Click here to read about the options available for annual guided practice

Required Equipment
Required Equipment

  • Helmet (hard hat)
  • Leather-palmed gloves
  • Steel-toed boots
  • Safety glasses
  • Ear protection
  • Coveralls

Additional Required Equipment

  • Tool belt
  • Framing hammer
  • Torpedo Level (Stanley Fat Max level with angle finder, recommended)
  • 7″ speed square
  • Tape measure
  • Carpenter pencils
Takeaways & Documentation
  • Structural Collapse manual
  • Field Operations Guide
  • Itemized, personalized skill sheet signed by the Instructor
  • Certificate of completion

Structural Collapse Level 1 Course Content

  • Risk management
  • PPE
  • Site evaluation and size-up including identification of hazards
  • Structural engineering systems
  • Familiarization with basic structural collapse rescue tools
  • Shoring tools & lumber
  • Rotary saw with a mix of blades or a universal blade for wood, medal & concrete
  • Breaking tools (sledges etc.)
  • Airbags (high pressure preferred, low pressure can be utilized if necessary)
  • Shoring, breaching, lifting and rigging techniques
  • Applicable technical rope skills
  • ICS as it pertains to structural collapse
  • SOG’s for structural collapse

We only offer this as a private course

Our private training courses ensure personalized hands-on training through human-based scenarios

Private Courses

Training Maintenance

If you have a group that would like to review their training together, the training maintenance program may be right for you.

Your group pays the instructor’s daily teaching fee and travel costs associated with bringing the instructor to your training location, along with an annual fee to be part of the maintenance program. This is generally a pretty reasonable approach for training departments because:

  • it allows us to deliver the training in small chunks every year, rather than in one big chunk every three years
  • it gives department members more annual hands-on time with their skills
  • new members can integrate into maintenance programs by jumping on an open course from our public schedule

We track your members, and their status on course content completion within a three year cycle, which mirrors a traditional three year recertification cycle.  It’s an excellent value for the cost, and allows you to review your skills in your own backyard.

The training maintenance program replaces the need to recertifiy your training on a traditional three year recertification cycle.

Sorry – there is no individual audit program available for this course

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