Arborist Rescue for Emergency Responders


High Angle Arborist (Tree) Rescue is a collaborative project between the Illinois Arborist Association (IAA) and Elevated Safety LLC. This 16-hour program is designed to provide operations level skills to all participants. Participants will become prepared for emergency response to high-angle arborist rescue incidents. Training topics include arborist equipment, tree anchoring, tree climbing, work positioning, arborist rescue techniquies. These subjects will be addressed in a classroom environment and during multiple vertical training evolutions. Practical skills testing will be conducted at the conclusion of this course, but state certification is not available. 
Student requirements:
  • Bring a lunch
  • Helmet
  • Class 3 harness
  • Work boots
  • Safety glasses
  • Rope rescue glasses

Program prerequisites:

Vertical II or Rope Rescue Technician
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