Tower Rescue Training Course
This 40-hour program is designed to provide operations-level and technician-level skills to all participants. The course meets all technician-level requirements outlined in the new Tower Rescue Chapter of NFPA 1670 (2014 Edition).
Participants will become prepared for emergency response to high-angle rescue incidents involving communications towers, radio towers, and other man-made structures.
Training topics include:
- Tower hazards
- RF safety
- Tower climbing equipment and techniques
- Tower rescue methods
These subjects will be addressed in a classroom environment and during multiple vertical training evolutions on a variety of structures. Written and practical skills testing will be conducted at the conclusion of this course, but state certification is not available.
Prerequisites: Vertical II or Rope Rescue Technician
Location: Various towers and elevated structures (to be coordinated w/ hosting agency)