Rope Rescue Training Course

This 40-hour program prepares operations level rope rescuers to run complex rescue situations.  This program meets the requirements for rope rescue technician levels as defined by NFPA 1670 and 1006.

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. While this course is intended for rescuers already trained to the operations level, this program includes a brief review of operations level skill sets.

The required classroom instruction includes:

  • Understanding NFPA standards
  • Understanding of OSHA regulations and ANSI standards
  • Advanced rigging concepts
  • Understanding forces in rope systems
  • Assessing and mitigating hazards on elevated structures

The hands-on practical interaction includes:

  • Advanced rigging systems, including: tripods, bipods, and gin poles
  • Knot craft
  • Anchoring systems, including load sharing systems
  • Rope rescue hardware & equipment
  • Mechanical advantage systems
  • Highlines, Skate blocks, and tracking lines.
  • Raising, lowering, and belay systems
  • Ascending and descending on fixed rope systems
  • Rope Access equipment use and operation, including MPD, Petzl I’D, and Petzl ASAP

Target Audience

  • Individuals with Rope Rescue Operations training seeking to advance their knowledge
  • 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.