Serving the Rescue Community Since 1994

Rescue Training

Rescue Training Courses

RESCUE ALIVE REFRESHER COURSES AVAILABLE
• ICE RESCUE TECHNICIAN
• INTRODUCTION TO ROPE RESCUE
• ROPE RESCUE II (operations)
• ROPE RESCUE III (technician)
• CONFINED SPACE RESCUE
• CONFINED SPACE FOR INDUSTRY
• HAZ-MAT AWARENESS AND OPERATIONS
• RAPID INTERVENTION TEAM SEARCH
• PERSONAL ESCAPE
• FIREFIGHTER SAFETY AND SURVIVAL

Courses may be customized to fit your departments needs.
We offer training at your location or ours.

Training and Equipment Standards

BPC RESCUE uses a combination of lectures, PowerPoint presentations and actual incident videos during it's classroom sessions. This combined with discussion on incident command, standard operating guidelines, rescuer safety, effects of hypothermia on victim and rescuer, cold water near drowning and ice conditions will round out the inside portion of our class. The outdoor practical session will consist of several stations & scenarios allowing each student hands on experiance with self rescue, shore based rescue, go contact rescues as well as the chance to use popular ice rescue devices presently available. We strive to have a six student to one instructor ratio. This insures that each student will receive individual attention during practical sessions.

BPC RESCUE Courses follow NFPA Standards wherever applicable.

The following standards apply to Ice & Water Rescue.

NFPA 1983 – 2006 Establishes equipment safety factors.
NFPA 1006 Establishes Proffesional Qualifications.
NFPA 1670 Establishes Operations & Training Rquirements.

Levels of Training

AWARENESS – Minimum capabilities of a responder who in the course of his or her duties may be called upon to respond to or could be the first on scene of a rescue incident.

OPERATIONS – May work under the guidance of a Technician, recognizes hazards, understands equipment and techniques necessary to safely and effectively participate in a rescue incident.

TECHNICIAN

BPC's certified rescue instructor staff will answer any of your questions concerning equipment or techniques and can provide assistance in formulating Standard Operating Guidelines for your rescue team.



Dan Meloche, Owner

Dan Meloche started BPC Rescue Equipment, Inc., in 1994. Dan's experience includes:

- Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission Ice Rescue Instructors Course (1995)
- NFPA 1670 - 1006 Rope Rescue Instructor
- NFPA 1670 - 1006 Confined Space Operations Level
- NFPA 1670 - 1006 Trench Collapse Operations Level
- Massachusetts OEMS Registered Ice Rescue Instructor since 1997
- ROPEWORKS Industrial Tower Rescue (2006)

Dan also enjoys hunting, fishing and holds an Amateur Extra Class Radio License under the call sign W1DPM.


John Griffin

John Griffin is the lead instructor for BPC Rescue and has been a member of the Worcester Fire Department for 24 years currently assigned to an Engine that is part of the Departments Technical Rescue Task Force. Part of his duties includes instructing the Department in the Technical Rescue disciplines.

John earned his Instructor credentials through the Massachusetts Fire Fighting Academy in 1993 and is currently the Training Coordinator for the Massachusetts Urban Search and Rescue Task Force.

As a hiker, climber, and avid outdoorsman, John has adapted many of the skills used in those disciplines into the various Technical Rescue Programs taught through BPC Rescue, Inc.