Emergency Response

Confined Space - Technician

Course Summary

Lead rescue teams in high hazard confined spaces

The Confined Space Rescue Technician (CSRT) course covers concepts and techniques to enable small teams to undertake technical confined space rescues. Both individual and team skills are exstensively addressed.  This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and efficiently participate in, and supervise team members in, the performance of a technical rescue into high hazard, complex, IDLH (immediately dangerous to life and health) confined space. 

Students will learn advanced skills required for team leaders including pre-planning, site management, team leadership, resource management, and incident termination. It is primarily field-based with realistic, hands-on scenarios to allow students to gain confidence in this high risk environment. 

This coures meets and exceeds NFPA 1670 Technician Level and NFPA Level II and is in conformance with CSA and provicial OHS.

Course Details


4 days 


1 day classroom, 3 days in confined space simulator or on-site.


Minimum 10. Maximum 12.


$895 (includes helmet and harness rental)


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

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Required Equipment
  • Coveralls or durable clothing
  • Steel-toed work boots
  • Leather palmed gloves (rope glove or work glove)
  • Helmet (included in course fee)
  • Harness (class III or separate chest and sit harness, included in course fee)
Takeaways & Documentation
  • CMC's Confined Space Entry and Rescue Field Guide
  • Personalized Rescue 3 International skill sheet (training record) signed by the instructor (valuable document for risk management)
  • Registration of training record in Rescue 3 International's database
  • Wallet card with personal Rescue 3 registration number and date of certification
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Rescue 3 ID Card, http://id.rescue3.com

For more details about confined space courses including what to expect and how to prepare: click here for our Confined Space FAQ.

Topics Include

  • Rescue 3 philosophy
  • Training standards
  • Confined space regulations
  • Confined space definitions and hazard
  • Air monitoring and ventilation
  • Use of supplied air systems
  • Use of hardline communications system
  • LOTO
  • Interpretation and completion of confined space harzard assessments, entry permits and rescue plan
  • Incident size up
  • ICS
  • Anchor systems
  • Work restraint
  • Fall arrest
  • Loads and forces
  • Mechanical Advantage
  • Lifting and lowering using a pre-installed device
  • Passing a knot through a system
  • Offsets and deflection
  • Use of artifical high directional and multi-pods
  • Patient care and packaging
  • Advanced litter management
  • Scenarios


June 2-5

Confined Space - Operator

  • $795
  • North Vancouver, BC

June 6-9

Confined Space - Technician

  • $895
  • North Vancouver, BC

June 19

Confined Space - Entry and Attendant

  • $225
  • Canmore, AB
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Darren Anderson
Strathcona Fire Department

Huge "thank you" to Ron Morrison, Rob Vance & Chris Burnham for a fantastic week of Advanced Swiftwater Rescue Technician training. Your professionalism, dedication, knowledge and passion for your profession is second to none.


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