Arborist Rescue for First Responders

Arborist (Tree) Rescue is a collaborative project between the Illinois Arborist Association (IAA) and Elevated Safety LLC. This program is designed to provide critical skills required to successfully execute a rescue of a victim in a tree.

Participants will become prepared for emergency response to high-angle arborist rescue incidents.
Arborist Rescue for First Responders

Training topics include:

  • Arborist equipment
  • Tree anchoring
  • Tree climbing
  • Work positioning
  • Arborist rescue techniques


These subjects will be addressed in a classroom environment and during vertical training evolutions in live trees.