Rope Rescue Level I & II

Rope Rescue Technician I/II provides an intense, five-day, 40-hour training in rope rescue fundamentals, focusing on high- and low-angle rescue techniques. The course covers skills used in mountain, industrial, and confined space rescues. This course includes the application of principles, mathe-matics, forces, anchoring, and concludes with the construction and operation of high lines that bring into play many of the necessary skills outlined by NFPA 1006 and NFPA 1670 (Standards for Rescue Technician Professional Qualifi-cations and Standards for Operations and Training).

 

Topics Include: Equipment selection, inspection and maintenance; knots; anchors; patient packaging; mechanical advantage systems; belaying; lowering systems; rappelling; knot passing through rappels, raising and lowering systems; system safety factors; litter rigging and tending; pick-offs; and stretcher evacuations. Practical application is taught through scenarios drawn from actual rescue experience. Be prepared for a lot of information and an intense, hands-on class.

 

Prerequisites:

  • 18 years of age

Adequate health insurance coverage

In good physical condition 

 

As a participant, you will need to bring the following equipment:

 

  • A class 3 harness 
  • Boots, leather gloves, and rescue helmet
  • Appropriate clothing for the environment and weather,
  • Food and water.

 

Students will Receive:

  • Rope RecueTechnician Level I and II Certificate
  • Taskbook - NFPA 1006 Rope RescueTechnician Level Certifcation
  • Certification ID Card
  • Certification Helmet Sticker

 

Class Size: 24

 

THIS COURSE MEETS OR EXCEEDS ASTM STANDARD F2752    Standard Guide for Training for Level I Rope Rescue (R1) Rescuer Endorsement

 

1. Scope

1.1 This guide is intended to be used in conjunction with, and as an add-on to, Guide F2751 (or equivalent for other environments), to address specific skills required for a rescuer who participates in rope rescue as part of a larger rescue duty.

 

1.1.1 Specifically, a Rope Rescue Endorsement is intended to provide guidance whereby an endorsed rescuer (under qualified supervision) may assist and support basic rope rescue functions, including patient packaging, litter rigging, and basic rope rigging functions, in conjunction with other rescue duties.

 

1.1.2 This guide establishes the minimum training standard for an endorsed Level I Rope Rescuer as related to general, field, and rope rescue-specific knowledge and skills.

 

1.1.3 Endorsed Level I Rope Rescuers (LRT-R1) must work under direct supervision of qualified rope rescue personnel.

 

1.2 An endorsed LRT-R1 Rescuer rescues on the surface of the land only. This guide alone does not provide the minimum training requirements for rescuing in partially or fully collapsed structures, in or on water, in confined spaces, or underground (such as caves, mines, and tunnels).

 

1.3 An endorsed LRT-R1 Rescuer is required to have knowledge and skill sets pertaining to the basic roped evacuation and carryout components of rope rescue. Only basic knots, rigging, and other patient transport skills are required of an endorsed LRT-R1 Rescuer.

 

1.4 Type II teams which may utilize personnel trained to this guide are Kind A (wilderness), Kind B (urban), and Kind C (mountainous).

 

1.4.1 Further training may be required before an endorsed LRT-R1 Rescuer can actually participate on a particular kind of rope rescue team, depending on authority having jurisdiction regulations or policies.

 

1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory requirements prior to use.

 

THIS COURSE MEETS OR EXCEEDS ASTM STANDARD F2954 - 12  Standard Guide for Training for Level II Rope Rescue (R2) Rescuer Endorsement

1. Scope

1.1 This guide is intended to be used in conjunction with, and as an add-on to, Guide F2751 and Guide F2752 (or equivalent for other environments), to address the specific knowledge and skills required for a rescuer who participates in rope rescue at a higher level of responsibility and complexity.

 

1.1.1 Specifically, this guide is intended to define the training that would prepare an endorsed Level II Rope Rescuer (LRT-R2) or equivalent (under qualified supervision) to assist and support rope rescue operations at an intermediate level, including patient packaging, litter rigging, ascending and descending fixed ropes in a high angle environment, and constructing raising and lowering systems, in conjunction with other rescue duties.

 

1.1.2 This guide establishes the minimum training standard for an endorsed LRT-R2 Rescuer as related to general, field, and rope rescue-specific knowledge and skills.

 

1.1.3 An endorsed LRT-R2 Rescuer must work under the direct supervision of qualified rope rescue personnel.

 

1.2 An endorsed LRT-R2 Rescuer performs rope rescues in low and high angle terrain, and may serve as a litter attendant in low (but not high) angle terrain. An endorsed LRT-R2 Rescuer is capable of safely assisting rope rescuers who have higher level endorsements.

 

1.2.1 This guide alone does not provide the minimum training requirements for performing or assisting in rescues that occur in partially or fully collapsed structures, in or on water, in confined spaces, or underground (such as in caves, mines, and tunnels).

 

1.3 An endorsed LRT-R2 Rescuer is required to have knowledge and skill sets pertaining to the intermediate subject evacuation component of rope rescue. These include but are not limited to patient packaging, construction of an anchor system, construction of simple and compound rope mechanical advantage systems, and construction and use of lowering (fixed-brake) rope systems.

 

1.4 Type II teams, as defined in Guide F1993, which may utilize personnel trained to this guide are Kind A (wilderness), Kind B (urban), and Kind C (mountainous).

 

1.4.1 Further training may be required before an endorsed LRT-R2 Rescuer can actually participate on a particular kind of rope rescue team, depending on AHJ (authority having jurisdiction) regulations or policies.

 

1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use