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BPG: Orange Card Endorsement v2

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    New ZealandUrban Search & Rescue www.usar.govt.nz   Best Practice Guideline Orange Cards & Endorsements   December 2004Training & Standards Working Group In association withVersion 1.2  New Zealand Urban Search & Rescue Best Practice Guideline: Orange Cards & Endorsements   Contents CONTENTS..................................................................................................................................................... 2   INTRODUCTION........................................................................................................................................... 3   A BBREVIATIONS ............................................................................................................................................ 3   P URPOSE ........................................................................................................................................................ 3   B ACKGROUND ............................................................................................................................................... 3    Responder Card......................................................................................................................................... 3   Task Force Card........................................................................................................................................ 4   E  NDORSEMENTS ............................................................................................................................................ 4   APPLICATION............................................................................................................................................... 5   A PPLICATION F ORM ....................................................................................................................................... 5    Postal Address........................................................................................................................................... 5    Email Address............................................................................................................................................ 5   P ROOF OF COMPLETION ................................................................................................................................. 5   D IGITAL P HOTOGRAPHS ................................................................................................................................ 5   R  OLE OF FRSITO .......................................................................................................................................... 5   ENDORSEMENTS.......................................................................................................................................... 6   K9 BASIC..................................................................................................................................................... 6   K9 ADVANCED........................................................................................................................................... 6   ROPE ACCESS............................................................................................................................................. 6   ROPE TECH................................................................................................................................................. 6   ROPE SPEC.................................................................................................................................................. 6   RT LEADER................................................................................................................................................. 6   RT MEDIC.................................................................................................................................................... 6   CAT2 TECH.................................................................................................................................................. 7   CS BASIC..................................................................................................................................................... 7   CS TECH....................................................................................................................................................... 7   ENGINEER 1................................................................................................................................................ 7   ENGINEER 2................................................................................................................................................ 8   TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE......................................................................................................... 9   A UTHORISED T ASK  F ORCE C ARD C OORDINATORS ..................................................................................... 10   USAR RESPONDER CARD APPLICATION FORM.............................................................................. 11   USAR TASK FORCE CARD APPLICATION FORM............................................................................. 12   © 2004 National USAR Training & Standards Working GroupC/- Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency ManagementPO Box 5010WellingtonNew Zealand In association with Fire & Rescue Services Industry Training OrganisationPO Box 11988WellingtonNew ZealandPhone (04) 801-9469Emailinfo@frsito.org.nz Websitewww.frsito.org.nz Page 2 of 12  December 2004  New Zealand Urban Search & Rescue Best Practice Guideline: Orange Cards & Endorsements   ãã Introduction Abbreviations CIMS Coordinated Incident Management SystemFRSITO Fire & Rescue Services Industry Training OrganisationRCC Recognition of Current CompetencyUSAR Urban Search & Rescue Purpose This guideline has been developed to establish criteria for the endorsements of USAR Responder and Technician Orange Cards and for use by the FRSITO in the administration of Orange Cardapplications. Background The USAR Orange Cards provide a multi agency incident ground competency certification for thefollowing categories:CAT-1R Responder CardTF Task Force CardBoth cards can have a range of common endorsements indicating the holder’s additional expertise. Responder Card  The Responder Card is available to any person who meets the below general requirements.The Responder Card requires achievement of the following unit standards:General requirements6400, 6401 & 6402 Comprehensive First Aid* ãããã 17279 Introduction to CIMS10618 or 7318 General Rescue18516 USAR Awareness (CAT-1A)* An exemption for 6400, 6401 and 6402 is given for those who provide proof of achieving unitstandard 14471 provide extended first aid  .Attendance certificates are not deemed proof of achievement/competency. Page 3 of 12  December 2004  New Zealand Urban Search & Rescue Best Practice Guideline: Orange Cards & Endorsements   Task Force Card  The Task Force card is restricted to operational members of a New Zealand USAR Task Force asrecognised by the National USAR Steering Committee. The Task Force Card is available for allTask Force members including managers, technicians, support personnel, and specialists.All Task Force Cards must be ordered in accordance with the Task Force Card Order Procedure,applications outside this process will not be authorised or entertained.General requirements6400, 6401, 6402 Comprehensive first aid * ããããããããããããããã 17279 Introduction to CIMS18516 USAR Awareness (CAT-1A)* An exemption for 6400, 6401 and 6402 is given for those who provide proof of achieving unitstandard 14471 provide extended first aid  . Endorsements Upon the completion of the either Responder or Task Force Card requirements the followingendorsements are available upon meeting respective criteria.K9 BasicK9 AdvancedRope Responder Rope TechnicianRope SpecialistResponse Team Leader Response Team MedicTask Force TechnicianConfined Space Responder Confined Space TechnicianUSAR Engineer Level 1USAR Engineer Level 2Endorsements are developed as part of specialist strands within the National Certificate in UrbanSearch & Rescue or under other Industry or National Qualifications. Further specialist strands willbe developed in the future, providing further endorsements being available.Unit standard descriptors are available fromwww.nzqa.govt.nz. Page 4 of 12  December 2004
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