Rope Rescue Operations Course

This course covers all operations level objectives for professional rescuers as listed in NFPA 1670 and 1006.

Some of the topics covered in this course include:

  • The use of rope
  • Rope equipment
  • Hardware
  • Construction of mechanical advantage systems
  • Belay and safety systems
  • Anchor systems
  • Patient packaging

Elevated Safety’s 40 hour Rope Rescue Operations course exceeds all operations level objectives outlined for professional rescuers as listed in NFPA 1670 and 1006. The course also includes an awareness of the NFPA 1983 standard.

Course Format

This course is a combination of classroom and hands-on practical training that will ensure participants are adequately prepared to operate at a rope rescue incident.

The required classroom instruction includes:

  • Explanation of applicable NFPA standards
  • Understanding of OSHA regulations and ANSI standards
  • Basic rigging concepts
  • Understanding of rope rescue concepts and equipment
  • Casualty assessment

The hands-on practical interaction includes:

  • Basic rigging
  • Knot craft
  • Anchoring systems
  • Rope rescue hardware & equipment
  • Mechanical advantage systems
  • Raising, lowering, and belay systems
  • Patient packaging

Target Audience

  • Firefighters & First Responders
  • Search and Rescue Team Members
  • Industrial Rescue Team Members
  • Professional Rescuers

Elevated Safety Advantage

Elevated Safety instructors are not only highly experienced rope access and rope rescue professionals, but are also certified fire service instructors and serve as professional rescuers on local, regional, and state deployment teams.

Our instructors have countless years of experience training firefighters, industrial rescue teams, and technical rescue teams in the art of rope rescue.