Technical Rope Rescue Technician Level (TRR-TL)
The TRR-TL course is a physically challenging class. Students with extensive health concerns are discouraged from attending this course. This course is one of three classes needed for personnel desiring to meet requirements of the NFPA 1670 and 1006 Standards for the technician level for rope & water rescue. This is an objective-driven course, class times will be will promptly adhered and will dismiss when all objectives for each training date have been completed.
Because the TRR is a NFPA compliant course, students demonstrate the requisite skill or knowledge of all required skills within the course in order to receive Technician Level certification, students unable to perform these skills will be given the option to downgrade towards the Ropes; Operations level certification or make up the skill in another course. Previous rope rescue training is preferred but not required.
- Rope, Harness, Hardware, & Software Characteristics
- Harness Suspension Pathology
- Simple & Compound Mechanical Advantages
- Simple & Multi-point Anchoring Systems
- Primitive Rigging and Anchoring Systems (Pickett & Timer Rigging)
- Terradaptor & Artificial High Directional Rigging **New**
- Patient Packaging & Litter Management
- Vertical and Horizontal Lowers & Raising Systems
- Advanced Rigging Techniques & Equipment
- Stranded Climber Pick-off’s
- CMC MPD & Petzl Id Rigging **New**
- Rock Exotica Aztec & Petzl JAG Mechanical Advantage Uses **New**
- Tower Rescue Options & Skate Block Rescue System **New**
- Passing a knot in a Lowering System
- Improvised Harnesses
- Belay Systems
- Ascending & Descending Fixed Rope Systems
- Highline Rigging Systems
Cost & Registration:
The Initial course price is $600
The Re-certification price is $450
Technical Rope Rescue; Operations Level (TRR-O)
This 24 -hour (3-day) course provides students with the fundamentals of rope rescue in the low to steep angle environment. Students learn various aspects of basic knot applications into practical rescue problems. This NFPA compliant course is an alternative for agencies or private industries looking to provide their responders with quick access options and patient packaging methods used in evacuating patients from vertical rescue problems. The TRR-O incorporates the following topics:
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First Due Low Angle (FDLA)
This 8-hour course is designed with a focus on low angle operations.The course equips first due engine & rescue crews with the skill sets required to safely and efficiently conduct patient access and extraction during low complexity incidents such as vehicle over the embankment rescues. Central to the course is the introduction of the latest in proven international and industrial tools & practices, offering significant efficiencies in instruction time, field deployment times and student retention. Due to the limited information, students do not need to possess prior rope knowledge and skill sets associated with general rope rescue.
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Tower Safety & Rescue for Emergency Responders (TWRER)
This 24-hour course is designed to prepare emergency responders to conduct rescues in a tower environment. Topics considered include equipment, ropes and rigging, safety considerations, scene management and organizations, simple pick-off in a tower environment, lowering, extrication of entangled workers, team-based rescue and litter management in a tower environment. Our tower safety & rescue program has been designed to provide you with an introduction and working knowledge of tower operations. Tower scenarios can include Water Towers, cell & media towers (lattice or monopod) for all types of students. We strongly encourage our students seeking tower rescue certification to complete a NFPA rope rescue technician program in order to be prepared for the challenges faced during elevated rescue incidents.
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Industrial Rope Rescue Technician (IRRT)
Falls are the number 1 killer in the construction industry and the number 2 killer in private industry, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The OSHA and NFPA compliant Industrial Rope Rescue course is designed to prepare companies and workers at height in the occupations covered by OSHA that require Fall Protection and Fall Arrest.
The IRRT program provides training and education on the safety requirements for personal fall arrest systems, guidelines for minimum requirements for a Managed Fall Protection Program, Safety requirements for positioning and travel restraint systems to help prevent falls, and safety requirements and Hands-on training for Assisted-Rescue and Self-Rescue systems (ANSI/ASSE Z359.4).
This course is approximately four days—32 hours total with 4-6 hours of classroom and 26-28 hours in the field. The class will be held over 4 days. This agenda can also be adjusted to fit each group’s training objectives if necessary
Confined Space Rescue for the Professional Rescuer
This course 3-day is designed to improve the safety and productivity of emergency responders faced with responding to confined space emergencies. The focus of the course is on hazard identification, safe operations and rescue skills. The course covers basic and specialized equipment, rope and rigging, safety considerations, scene management and organization, lowering and raising systems, patient packaging and litter management in confined space environments.
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Rope Rescue Operator
Rope Rescue Technician
Rope Rescue Specialist