Trench Rescue: Awareness, Operations, Technician, Second Edition is the most comprehensive textbook ever published on rescue operations in trench emergencies. Author C.V. Buddy Martinette, one of the fire services predominant experts on trench rescue, covers everything from basic concepts of risk benefit to practical procedures for technician-level trench protective systems. The Second Edition includes current information on trench tools and equipment, PPE, rescue system preparation, types of collapse, hazard control, and more. The text includes up-to-date coverage of: NFPA 1670, Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents, 2004 Edition, Chapter 11: Trench and Excavation NFPA 1006, Standard for Rescue Technician Professional Qualifications, 2003 Edition, Chapter 11: Trench Rescue OSHA CFR § 1926 Subpart P, Excavations The Second Edition now helps students make more effective use of class time by providing printed PowerPoint slides directly within the text. The slides are accompanied with note spaces so students can easily follow the instructor lectures for each unit.