Hiwasee Dam Fire Department (Cherokee Co., NC)
2020 Technical Rescuer Series Schedule

In conjunction with Hiwasee Dam Vol. Fire Department and Tri-County Community College, we are pleased to announce the NCOSFM Technical Rescuer series schedule for Cherokee County, NC. This 120-hour series of Technical Rescuer courses are being offered separately, therefore, written testing will be delivered at the conclusion of each course.

NCOSFM Technical Rescuer Study Guides

These are study to be used for studying for class: (Click to download)

 

Technical Rescuer Knots, Anchors, Mechanical Advantages Videos

Technical Rescuer Knots

 (Click on link to view videos)

 

Mechanical Advantage

Rope Lab Videos:

Mechanical Advantage 2:1 & 3:1

Re-Threaded Alpine Butterfly Knot

Rope Access Knots

 

Rope Rigging Academy Videos:

Anchor Systems:

Checkout our previous NC OSFM TR Rope & General Class Photos

https://rescuenc.smugmug.com/North-Carolina-State-Fire-Marsha/NCOSFM-TR-Rope-Rescue

Hiwasee Dam TR Class Photos Coming Soon!

 

January 2, 2020:  Check here for class announcements

March 3, 2020:  New Knots, Anchors, & Mechanical Advantages Study Guide posted under study guide tab

March 3, 2020: Updated Schedule posted

Schedule

Dates

Class Name

Location

Start Time

End Time

Start Time

End Time

Total Hours

Thursday, March 5, 2020 TR Rope Basics Hiwasee Dam FD 1800 2200     4
Saturday, March 7, 2020 TR Rope Basics Hiwasee Dam FD 0800 1200 1300 1700 8
              12
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 TR Anchors & Mech. Advantage Hiwasee Dam FD 1800 2200     4
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 TR Anchors & Mech. Advantage Hiwasee Dam FD 1800 2200     4
Sunday, March 29, 2020 TR Anchors & Mech. Advantage Hiwasee Dam FD 0800 1200 1300 1700 8
              16
Sunday, April 5, 2020 TR Lowers & Raises Hiwasee Dam FD 0800 1200 1300 1700 8
Monday, April 6, 2020 TR Lowers & Raises Hiwasee Dam FD 1800 2200     4
              12
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 TR Fixed Ropes Hiwasee Dam FD 1800 2200     4
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 TR Fixed Ropes Hiwasee Dam FD 1800 2200     4
Thursday, May 7, 2020 TR Fixed Ropes Hiwasee Dam FD 1800 2200     4
              12
Friday, May 15, 2020 TR Horizontal Systems Hiwasee Dam FD 1800 2200     4
Saturday, May 16, 2020 TR Horizontal Systems Hiwasee Dam FD 0800 1200 1300 1700 8
              12
Saturday, May 23, 2020 TR Victim Management Hiwasee Dam FD 0800 1200 1300 1700 8
Sunday, May 24, 2020 TR Victim Management Hiwasee Dam FD 0800 1200 1300 1700 8
              16

Training Calendar

Address:

Hiwasee Dam Fire Dept. 7815 Hwy 294 ; Murphy, NC 28906

Map:

Times:

  • Weekday Classes: 1800-2200
  • Weekend Classes 0800- 1800 (start and end times vary)

Personal Protective Equipment Needed: 
Applies to practical portions:

  • Climbing helmet;
  • Clean mechanics gloves;
  • NFPA Class II or III life safety harness;
  • Eye protection;
  • Hiking /Work boots w/ ankle support,
  • Long-sleeve shirts.

Meals: 

Where applicable 1 hour for lunch is provided. Meals are at the cost of each student.

Lodging:

Hampton Inn Murphy; 1550 Andrews Rd, Murphy, NC 28906; (828) 837-1628

Days Inn by Wyndham Murphy; 754 US-64, Murphy, NC 28906; (828) 837-8030

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Murphy;130 Holiday Dr, Murphy, NC 28906; (828) 837-1111