Rope Rescue Operations (Blended Learning)

Learn operations level rope rescue techniques based on NFPA 1006.

Description:

This class teaches the fundamentals of rope rescue at the operations level. Students will learn about rope characteristics, knots, anchors, belays, mechanical advantage systems, patient packaging techniques, and other rope rescue systems and concepts. Students will utilize these skills in low angle and high angle scenario-based evolutions. The skills learned in this class are truly the “bread and butter” of rope rescue.

The class is completed in two separate steps. First, the student completes the cognitive portion of the program online from the comfort of their own home or workplace. Upon successful completion of the online component, the student will then participate in one or two days of practical skills training. Depending on the number of practical skills sessions, the student will earn one or both of the following certificates:

  • Rope Rescue Operations - Low Angle (16 hours) - for 1 day of skills
  • Rope Rescue Operations - High Angle (8 hours) - for 2 days of skills

This program is based on NFPA 1006 Standard for Technical Rescue Personnel Professional Qualifications (2021 edition) for the Rope Rescue Operations level.

Please note: The online component should be completed in Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge.

Pre-Requisite:

The course material assumes the student is a member of an emergency services agency and familiar with the incident command system.

Practical Skills Training:

Practical skills sessions are invoiced separately. Students must bring their own class III rescue harness, rescue helmet, rope gloves, and safety glasses to their practical skills session.

Certificates:

Certificates of Continuing Education and PA DOH EMS Con-Ed credits will be issued to all students successfully completing the program.

Group Enrollments:

We can also set this class up for every member of your organization. Contact us to learn more about group pricing and the enrollment process.


Course Curriculum


  Rope Rescue Operations
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  NFPA Standards
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  Scene Management
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  Medical Considerations
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  Rope and Webbing
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  Rope Rescue Equipment
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  Rope Rescue Systems and Concepts
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