RESCUE BRANCH DIRECTOR
A Rescue Branch Director (RBD) is responsible for managing and supervising all rescue activities of the team during incident operations and training. The RBD reports to the Operations Chief. This individual must meet all general requirements for members of CANTF2 (refer to General Requirements section).
The duties of the Rescue Branch Director are:
- Establish appropriate liaison with other internal agencies/organizations and officials throughout the incident site;
- Responsible for the development and implementation of the Tactical Action Plan (TAP) (with the aid of the Operations Chief);
- Address coordination and supervision of all rescue activities;
- Directly supervise rescue teams and ensure adherence to all safety procedures;
- Responsible for the determination of rescue organizational and logistical needs;
- Maintain communication from rescue site to command and provide site rep;
- Receive briefing and situation reports and ensure all rescue personnel are updated with status changes;
- Provide situation reports, maintain records and reports, and prepare performance evaluations ;
- Performing additional tasks or duties as assigned.
- Knowledge and understanding of basic construction types, materials and methods;
- Ability to manage a group of individuals within the incident command structure;
- Must have sufficient skills to develop a written or verbal report on the Rescue Team's progress or outcome;
- Ability to function within a confined space and at heights;
- Must be mechanically inclined;
- Perform additional tasks or duties, as assigned, for the duration of the incident;
- Must be able to deploy by ground or air (fixed and rotary wing).
- Official training in Incident Command System (ICS 100, ICS 200 etc..);
- NFPA or equivalent training in any of the following courses:
- Confined Space Rescue
- Rope Rescue
- Swift Water Rescue
- Trench Rescue
- Fire Officer
- Safety Officer
- Critical Incident Stress
- Hazardous Material Training;
- Structural Collapse training at a technician's level, equivalent to NFPA 1006;
- Previous experience in the use of a SCBA/SABA;
- Previous management experience in emergency response or military;
- Previous experience with rescue equipment inclusive of hydraulic, pneumatic, electric and hand tools.