Elevator Rescue Operations

Sam Clark

This class is a basic Elevator class.  The Objective is for students to receive basic Awareness and Operations level knowledge and skill sets. This will enable them to safely and competently operate at elevator rescue related incidents.

Awareness portion topics will include drive systems, all common elevator components, related codes/standards, terminology, hazard recognition and pre-planning for incidents.

The Operations portion of the class will include the topics of elevator keys/ key use, use of Firefighter’s Emergency Service controls, both Phase I and Phase II,  a review of updates with regard to these controls,  suggested practices for handling stalled elevators, decision making, power control, new technology, opening car doors, hoist-way doors, and top emergency exits.  If time and facility permits, will demonstrate and perform a top emergency exit with fall protection.

Students will start on day one at the Public Safety training center for the lecture portion of the program. On day two students will move out into the City of Harrisburg the HOT session of this program. Students in this class will receive additional information after registration.