Rescue 3 International Preferred Training Provider

Since 1996, we have proudly served as a Preferred Training Provider with Rescue 3 International. Whether you are a recreational enthusiast, fire/rescue, or military special operations specialist we have a course for you. Because we offer multiple courses throughout the year, this keeps our class sizes to a minimum of less than 12 students. This allows us to deliver a more enjoyable training experience and reduces the instructor to student ratio for a more one-on-one interaction. We pride ourselves on scheduling courses around complicated shift schedules and can accommodate last minute class requests due to military deployments or public safety staffing constraints.

Professional and Industrial Rope Rescue Courses

Technical Rope Rescue Technician Level (TRR-TL)

This 40-hour (5-day) program, developed by Rescue 3 International Inc., is considered to be the premier source for rope and swiftwater rescue training. This course can be offered at a local training tower, industrial plant, military installation, or wilderness environments.
This five-day course consists of day and night rescue situations rescuers may encounter involving low and high angle environments. Skill sets acquired through the completion of this course will complement all aspects of technical rescue and tactical operations.

 

Course Overview

This 40-hour (5-day) program, developed by Rescue 3 International Inc., is considered to be the premier source for rope and swiftwater rescue training. This course can be offered at a local training tower, industrial plant, military installation, or wilderness environments.

This five-day course consists of day and night rescue situations rescuers may encounter involving low and high angle environments. Skill sets acquired through the completion of this course will complement all aspects of technical rescue and tactical operations. 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.

 

Topics include:

  • 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 $750 per student

The Re-certification price is $500 per student

Technical Rope Rescue; Operations Level (TRR-O)

Course Overview

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:

  • 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
  • Patient Packaging & Litter Management
  • Vertical and Horizontal Lowers & Raising Systems
  • Advanced Rigging Techniques & Equipment
  • CMC MPD & Petzl ID Rigging
  • Rock Exotica Aztec & Petzl JAG Mechanical Advantage Uses
  • Passing a Knot in a Lowering & Raising System
  • Improvised Harnesses
  • Belay Systems
  • Rappelling Systems


The Initial course price is $600 per student

The Re-certification price is $400 per student


Other Rescue 3 Rope Courses

Tower Safety, Climbing, & Rescue (TWR)

This course integrates the most current technology and research on Tower Safety, Climbing, and Rescue from throughout the world, and utilizes “discovery learning” to teach skills necessary to safely effect work in and around towers.

The course covers basic and specialized equipment, ropes and rigging, safety considerations, scene management and organizations, ascending and descending, belaying lowering and raising systems and litter management in a tower environment.

Rope Rescue Technician (RRT)

The Rope Rescue Technician (RRT) course covers concepts and techniques to enable small teams to undertake technical rope rescues. A building block approach is used throughout the course so that candidates can progress from key concepts through to the rigging and operation of full systems for raising, lowering and highline rescues.

Rope Rescue Operator (RRO)

The Rope Rescue Operator (RRO) course introduces the knowledge and skills required by personnel to operate safely and effectively during rope rescues and be an active part of a rope rescue team working under the supervision of Rope Rescue Technicians.

First Due Low Angle (FDLA)

Designed with a focus on the fire service, the course equips first due engine & rescue crews with the basic skills required to safely and efficiently conduct patient access and extraction during low complexity, 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 narrow focus, students completing the course will not possess many of the knowledge and skill sets associated with general rope rescue.

Rope Access for Emergency Responders (RAFER)

The Rope Access for Emergency Responders course is aimed at members of technical rope rescue teams who want to become proficient in rope access techniques. This course is specifically aimed at emergency services and not for industrial technical rope rescue.

This assessment provides independent verification of a student’s qualification as a NFPA 1006 Rope Rescue Technician. This assessment is not an instructional course, but rather is a place for fully trained rescuers to prove their competency. Prior to sitting for the PQR Assessment, candidates must complete a Taskbook, which is available by contacting Rescue 3 International at info@rescue3.com.

Safe Work at Heights (SWAH)

The Safe Work at Heights course provides insight into the dangers that workers face when working at height. Often, workers are faced with working at height during their jobs. Employment regulations clearly state that this must be done safely. During this course, students will learn how to properly use a variety of fall arrest resources, such as harnesses, lines, lanyards and industrial fall arresters. The course covers, in detail, how these resources should be used in lifts, ladder trucks, and with a roof set, as used by fire services.

Co-Worker Rescue at Heights (CWRH)

Everyone who works at height may be faced with a colleague who has fallen and is hanging helplessly in his fall protection system. The Co-Worker Rescue at Heights course teaches participants to deal with that situation. Using simple techniques and industry standard equipment, you will learn how you can free a colleague from a dangerous situation after they have dropped into their fall arrest system. The rapid release of this trapped person must be your highest priority, to prevent further injury. In accordance with the law on working conditions and the consequent duty of care, an employer is required to prepare employees for this possible scenario. Generally, with a few simple tools, this problem can easily be solved.

Rope Access Safety and Rescue (RASR)

This course integrates the most current technology and research on Rope Access Safety and Rescue from throughout the world, and utilizes “discovery learning” to teach skills necessary to safely effect work in and around towers.

The course covers basic and specialized equipment, ropes and rigging, safety considerations, scene management and organizations, ascending and descending, belaying lowering and raising systems and patient management in a vertical environment.

Rope Access Safety and Rescue (RASR)

This course integrates the most current technology and research on Rope Access Safety and Rescue from throughout the world, and utilizes “discovery learning” to teach skills necessary to safely effect work in and around towers.

The course covers basic and specialized equipment, ropes and rigging, safety considerations, scene management and organizations, ascending and descending, belaying lowering and raising systems and patient management in a vertical environment.

Industrial Rope Rescue Technician (IRRT)

This course integrates the most current technology and research on Industrial Rope Rescue and Safety from throughout the world, and utilizes “discovery learning” to teach skills necessary to safely effect work in and around industry.

The course covers basic and specialized equipment, ropes and rigging, safety requirements considerations, scene management and organizations, hazard identification, ropes and rigging, ascending, descending, belaying, lowering and raising systems and litter management in an industrial environment.

It is designed to prepare individuals to perform rescues for themselves and their coworkers in an emergency. The program provides training and education on 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.

Recreational Rappel Operator (RECRO)

The four-day course is based on international best practice, including the New Zealand Mountain Safety Council’s abseil instruction resources and covers how to lead group rappeling (abseiling) activities in a recreational context. It includes knots, environmental care, rope physics, technical equipment, anchoring, rappeling, contingency/releasable anchor systems, belaying, coaching new rappellers, emergency drills, ascending, risk management and site management.

This course is aimed at recreational users only and not suitable for public safety or industrial rope access. For those who already hold Technical Rope Rescue Technician Level (TRRTL), Rope Rescue Operator (RRO), or above, we offer a two-day upgrade course. Students may have the opportunity to go on and complete certification as a Recreational Rappel Instructor (RECROI) with Rescue 3 International.


Western North Carolina Class Info (Highlands, NC)

The classroom & practical portions of the course will be held at the Mountain Retreat & Learning Center in Highlands, NC on NC Hwy. 106 (See directions below) The initial class session addresses the fundamentals of rope rescue, new technology, and specialized techniques in rope rescue. Remaining class time involves conducting hands-on scenario-based training where students apply their newly acquired skill sets into a realistic applications involving intensive low and high angle rescue skills.

The Schedule(s):

Day 1

0800-1800

Mountain Retreat Lrng. Cntr.

Day2

0800-2300

Mountain Retreat Lrng. Cntr.

Day 3

0800-2300

Mountain Retreat Lrng. Cntr.

Day 4

0800-1800

Mountain Retreat Lrng. Cntr.

Day 5 0800-1800 Mountain Retreat Lrng. Cntr.

Training locations may vary so students will need to provide their own transportation.

Prerequisites
Students should have completed and certified as:

  • NFPA 1006 Rope Rescue Operations training is preferred or equivilant

Equipment

Students will need to provide the following protective equipment:

  • An approved NFPA Class II or Class III Rescue Harness
  • Jumpsuit/ Flightsuit/ BDU’s or other garment to protect arms and legs
  • Leather palmed gloves for rope work (No Fire Gloves of Extrication gloves!!)
  • Rain Suit or Gore-Tex Coat
  • Clothing suitable for the diverse mountainous climate
  • Rugged boots suitable for hiking or climbing ropes (ankle protection)
  • Camera
  • 25’-30’ length of ½” Static Kernmantle Rope for Safety Lines or 1” tubular webbing.
  • 4 Steel or aluminum Carabiners (20kn rating minimum)
  • Hat or ballcap
  • Headlamp
  • Snacks, hydration system or water bottle during class
  • Synthetic Undergarment Thermal Protection (Polypropylene)
  • Eye Protection
  • A rock climbing or water rescue vented helmet

Lodging & Training Site Directions

The Rescue 3 Western NC; TRR-TL course is conducted on the grounds of the Mountain Retreat and Learning Center located at 3872 Dillard Road (Highway 106), Highlands, NC 28741,The retreat is located along the NC, SC, and GA state lines and offers a spectacular view of all three states from a 5000’ elevation. Situated high atop the Southern Appalachian Mountains and surrounded by the Nantahala National Forest, this location allows extensive access to area waterfalls, state parks, and hiking areas where potential rescue events may occur.

The center is located 4-miles southwest of downtown Highlands, NC and 10 miles east of Dillard, GA on GA Highway 246/NC Highway 106. GPS is not always reliable.

Driving Directions:
Please follow the directions below.

From Asheville/Knoxville: Take I-40 West from Asheville (1½ – 2 hrs.) or East from Knoxville (3 hrs.) to Exit 27 at Clyde, NC. Follow the signs for US 23/441 South towards Dillard, GA.
You will turn left at the Dillard stoplight (HWY 106) then go 10 miles to The Mountain.

From Atlanta: Take I-85 North to I-985 North which later becomes US 23/GA 365 and becomes 23/441. Follow 23/441 North to Dillard. (2½ – 3 hrs. depending on traffic). Turn right at the light on GA 246, which will become NC 106 at the NC State line. From the light in Dillard to The Mountain 1s 10 miles.

From Chattanooga: Take US 64 East to Franklin, NC. Turn onto 23/441 South to Dillard. Turn left at Dillard stoplight at GA 246. The Mountain is in 10 miles. (Approximately 3 hrs.)

From Charlotte/Greenville: Take I-85 South. Just before the GA line, take Exit 1, Rt. 11 North to US 76 West to Clayton, GA. Turn right on 23/441 North and proceed to Dillard. Turn right at Dillard stoplight onto GA 246, which will become NC 106 at NC State line. The Mountain is 10 miles from the turn at Dillard.
(Approximately 2 hrs. from Greenville)

Goggle map:

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&ll=35.03351,-83.267097&spn=0.078291,0.181274&t=p&z=13&msid=112683461029546796442.000456d35ca1b4ddc005d

Flying?

The Mountain is 2 hours driving time from the Asheville airport and 2.5 hours from the Atlanta airport.

Rental cars are the easiest/most cost effective way to travel from the airport. If you have a large group and would like to inquire about a shuttle service.

Lodging Rates & Meal Details

Lodging and meals for the course will be hosted by the Mountain Retreat & Learning Centers, Inc. in Highlands, North Carolina.

Retreat Lodging Rates:

Approximately $400 Per person

includes:

  • 5 nights of overnight bunkhouse lodging including linens.
  • All meals including the last day (Breakfast, lunch, & Supper)

Bring an extra towel just in case.

NOTE: REGISTRATION FOR HOUSING AND/OR MEALS MUST BE MADE DIRECTLY WITH THE MOUNTAIN RETREAT & LEARNING CENTERS, INC


Lodging Registration:

The MRLC has implemented a new Online Reservation system that each student or group must complete in order to secure a room on the premises and meals during the class.
The price for lodging for 5 nights and meals is $400 per student.

Please visit the following link to reserve your lodging and meals:

https://cwngui.campwise.com/Apps/OnlineReg/Pages/Login.html

If this link does not work, go to the MRLC website directly and click on the online reservation button.

Mountain Retreat & Learning Center Home Page

IMPORTANT!! During the registration you will see Rescue NC Technical Rope Rescue as the group name. Choose the “Bunkhouse” option if you are staying on site. This price includes all of your meals, as well. You will need to bring linens or sleeping bag with you if you do not choose the linens option.

The bunkhouses have bunk beds and a private bedroom with two twin beds. There is one bathroom per bunkhouse.

Meals:

Your registration at the center also includes your meals and snacks throughout the class. During your registration, you must complete the meal section to identify any specific meal or nutrition needs you may have.

Payment in full is required at the time of lodging registration. The Mountain will assign guests a roommate if one is not requested.
PLEASE MAKE YOUR ACCOMMODATIONS IMMEDIATELY!!!

Retreat Information:

Guests at The Mountain are housed in cabins with a private bath and large, airy windows and are in a bunk bed style arrangement. Cabins have a variety of configurations – and feature rocking chair porches with spectacular views of Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina all from your porch! Linens, blankets, pillows and towels are provided. Each living space is heated and includes a bathroom. There are no phones or TVs in living accommodations by design, but phones are available on our campus and incoming messages are delivered to guests by Mountain staff. There is wireless internet access throughout the retreat.