Rope Rescue Technician

Learn technician level rope rescue techniques based on NFPA 1006.


The Rope Rescue Technician course is designed to expand upon the students’ existing operations level skills with additional tactics, techniques, and procedures. Topics of this class will focus on technician level rope skills such as ascending and descending rope, self-rescue, litter tending, pick-off style rescues, utilizing fall protection equipment, and rigging systems designed to maneuver patients horizontally. The online component also includes our Tower Rescue Awareness and Working at Heights Awareness classes.

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 2-3 days of practical skills training. The specific number of days of practical skills training depends on how many hours are scheduled each day. Students successfully completing all program requirements will earn the Rope Rescue Technician (24 hours) certificate of continuing education.

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

Please note: The online component should be completed in Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.


Students must have previously completed Rope Rescue Operations level training through Elder Technical Rescue Services, LLC or another approved training provider. Prior rope rescue training must have been a minimum of 24 hours.

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.

The program is designed for private or small group practical skills sessions so that each student is physically and mentally challenged and can't just hide in the background.


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.

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