Approved Industry References

Approved Industry References include, but not limited to.

  • CMC Rope Rescue
  • CMC Confined Space Rescue
  • Swiftwater Rescue (S. Ray)
  • Swiftwater Rescue Manual (R. Kauffman)
  • IAFC Water Rescue: Principles and Practice (S. Treinish)
  • Public Safety Institute: Swiftwater Body Recovery (S. Glassey)
  • Essential Field Guide for Technical  Rescue (T. Pendley)
  • USACE USAR Structure Specialist Field Operations Guide 
  • NZ Urban Search & Rescue: Awareness training package
  • Emergency Vehicle Operation Instruction (H. Anderson, 2020)
  • Bob Bondurant on Police and Pursuit Driving (B. Bondurant, 2000)
  • Roadcraft: The Police Drivers Handbook (The Police Foundation UK, 2013)
  • Motorcycle Roadcraft: The Police Riders Handbook (The Police Foundation UK, 2013)
  • Human Aspects of Police Driving (G. Sharp, Scottish Police College, 1997)
  • The Psychology of Driving (G. Hole, 2019)

Agency References must be approved by IPSQA to be deemed approved. Such references will be added to this approved list. 

The current version of the above reference must be used.  

Approved First Aid Courses

Approved First Aid Courses as a pre-requisite or co-requisite include, but not limited to:

  • Red Cross – 12 hour minimum 
  • St John First Aid – 12 hour minimum
  • PADI Emergency First Response
  • HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
  • NZQA6400 Manage First Aid 
  • Nationally recognised Emergency Medical Technician 
  • Nationally recognised Nurse, Doctor or Midwife