The scope of this course is to prepare local responders to operate as a member of a regional team with the NIMS at a CBRNE (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or explosive) WMD event requiring statewide response, and requiring a non-intersecting trench rescue. The trench rescue operations course has been designed in accordance with NFPA 1006, Standard for Technical Rescue Professional Qualifications. This course pertains to trench rescues involving injured or entrapped persons. The class covers the federal and state regulations, use of specialized equipment for atmospheric monitoring, emergency shoring systems, victim extraction and employment of rescuer constructed retrieval systems. Special emphasis will be given to rescuer safety and scene evolutions involving various trench rescue problems. Written and practical skills testing will be conducted at the completion of the course.