Tower Rescue Operations (Blended Learning)

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

Tower rescue incidents include rescuing individuals from cellular, transmission, and other structures at height. The unique nature of these incidents creates “bottom-up” scenarios where rescuers must physically overcome heights to access and rescue the patient. This class expands on previously learned rope rescue skills, and introduces students to tower climbing, fall protection, radiofrequency hazards, suspension trauma, tower-based and ground-based rescue tactics, and more.

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 day of practical skills training.

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

Please note: This online class should be completed in Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge.


Course Curriculum


  Tower Rescue Operations
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  Definitions, Standards, Regulations
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  Hazard Identification and Mitigation
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  Medical Considerations
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  Rope Rescue Skills
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  Fall Protection Concepts
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  Tower Rescue Management
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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?
Students must have previously completed Rope Rescue Operations level training through Elder Technical Rescue Services, LLC or another approved program.
Will I receive a certificate and continuing education credits?
Yes! After completing all online and practical class requirements you will be issued a Tower Rescue Operations (16 hours) certificate of continuing education. The class is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Health Bureau of EMS for 9.0 continuing education hours (3.0 clinical, 6.0 other). These hours will also be accepted by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT).
Tell me more about the practical skills session.
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.