Saturday and Sunday
May 18 – 19, 2019
8:00am – 4:00pm


West Chester Fire Training Center
351 Snyder Avenue
West Chester, PA 19381

Course Description:

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 operations skills, and introduces students to tower climbing, fall protection, radiofrequency hazards, suspension trauma, tower-based and ground-based rescue tactics, and more.  This course is designed for a small group to maximize hands-on training time and to develop strong communications and team work skills among the students.

Students will leave the class with a Tower Rescue Standard Operating Guideline (SOG) they can take back to the department.  They will also receive a voucher that their department can use to host a Tower Rescue Awareness (3 hours) class for 40% off the normal cost!

PA DOH EMS Con-Ed: 9.0 hours (3.0 clinical)

$275 per student before April 18, $325 after
Pay by credit card (online) or check

Online Registration

Class is full, but a wait list has been created.

Pre-requisites: Age 18 and up, previous Rope Rescue Operations training

Additional Information:

Students will be required to bring class III harness, rescue helmet, rope gloves, and sturdy closed-toe shoes.  Additional personal or department-owned tower rescue equipment may be used after inspection by the instructors.

Electronic certificates indicating compliance with NFPA 1006, 2017 edition will be issued from Elder Technical Rescue Services, LLC.