Rope Rescue Operations (Blended Learning)

This class teaches the fundamentals of rope rescue at the operations level.

This class teaches the fundamentals of rope rescue at the operations level. Students will learn about rope characteristics, hardware used in rigging, 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: This online class should be completed in Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge.


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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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like.
Are there any pre-requisites?
The course material assumes the student is a member of an emergency services agency and familiar with the incident command system.
Will I receive a certificate and continuing education credits?
Yes! After completing all online and practical class requirements you will be issued a Rope Rescue Operations - Low Angle (16 hours) certificate of continuing education. For a second day of practical training, you will also be issued the Rope Rescue Operations - Low Angle (8 hours) certificate of continuing education. Both options provide continuing education hours approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Health Bureau of EMS and are also accepted by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT).
Tell me more about the practical skills session(s).
The practical skills session is billed separately from your online enrollment. Students should bring their own individual personal protective equipment (helmet, class III harness, gloves, and eye protection). Elder Technical Rescue Services, LLC will provide all other equipment.
I want to set this course up for my organization, do you offer group pricing?
Yes! Email us ([email protected]) with how many enrollments you need and we will send you a quote.