COURSE OVERVIEW:

Rope Rescue

These courses cover rope rescue objectives as defined by NFPA 1670 and 1006.



CURRENT COURSES

Rope Rescue Operations (4/6 – 4/9/21): Rope Rescue Operations provides students with the basic knowledge and skills needed to perform basic rope rescue at the NFPA 1670 & 1006 Operations level. Course registration handled through NIPSTA. Register here.
 
Rope Rescue Technician (9/21 – 9/24/21): Rope Rescue Technician provides students with the basic knowledge and skills needed to perform basic rope rescue at the NFPA 1670 & 1006 Technician level. Course registration handled through NIPSTA. Register here.
 
See full details of Elevated Safety Courses below.

  • Rope Rescue Operations
  • Rope Rescue Technician

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FULL COURSE DETAILS

ROPE RESCUE OPERATIONS

This 4-Day 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 Includes:

  • The use of rope
  • Rope equipment
  • Hardware
  • Construction of mechanical advantage systems
  • Belay and safety systems
  • Anchor systems
  • Patient packaging
  • Explanation of applicable NFPA standards
  • Understanding of OSHA regulations and ANSI standards
  • Basic rigging concepts
  • Understanding of rope rescue concepts and equipment
  • Casualty assessment

 

Prerequisites:

  • Minimum 500 hours and 6 months of documented rope access experience as a SPRAT Level II Technician required.

 

Target Audience:

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

 

ROPE RESCUE TECHNICIAN

This 4 Day 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. 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.
 

Course 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
  • Advanced rigging systems, including: tripods, bipods, and gin poles
  • Knot craft
  • Anchoring systems, including load sharing systems
  • Rope rescue hardware & equipment
  • Mechanical advantage systems
  • High-lines, 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

 

Prerequisites:

Confined Space Operations

  • Rope Rescue Operations Level

 

Target Audiences

  • 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