TRENCH RESCUE TECHNICIAN MANUAL. By CMC Rescue, Inc. . One of the most challenging and complex technical rescue disciplines, trench rescue requires specialized knowledge, skills and abilities to operate safely and efficiently in and around collapsed trenches and excavations. This manual helps to prepare today’s fire and rescue service to perform well-organized and systematic emergency trench and excavation rescues. Included are OSHA regulations, soil basics, trench configurations and collapse patterns, trench hazards, on-scene considerations, operational safety, protective systems using timber and mechanical shoring, victim considerations and incident termination. The Trench Rescue Technician Manual by CMC was developed in collaboration with the California Office of Emergency Service and Office of the California State Fire Marshal for the California State Fire Training System. 235 pages. Printed in the USA on FSC certified paper from responsible sources. . About Our Selection of Books nWe have compiled an outstanding selection of books on rescue. However, there is no substitute for proper training and time in the field for gaining the skills needed to provide safe and effective emergency assistance. Please Note: CMC recognizes that there are many different techniques in rescue. While our book selection reflects the leading authorities and most popular texts, as with all publications, recent developments in equipment and practices may not be included.