Emergency Response

Technical Rope Rescue - Technician

Course Summary

High angle skills for working on the vertical.

This course sets the standard for technical rope rescue training and is an NFPA requirement for anyone leading a rope rescue team. It builds on high angle skills learned in Technical Rope Rescue - Operator (a pre-requisite). Our step-by-step approach combined with lots of hands-on practice time makes it easy to learn and retain these skills and ensures candidates can progress from core concepts through to the rigging and operation of full systems for raising, lowering and highline rescues.

The skills and knowledge covered in this course are relevant for all other technical rescue disciplines including swiftwater, surface ice, confined space, trench, cave and light structural collapse. And don’t forget, we host ProBoard Evaluations for Technical Rope Rescue through a partnership with North Vancouver Fire Rescue.

This course meets and exceeds NFPA 1670 and 1006 Technical Rope requirements.

Course Details

Duration

4 days 

Format

4 days of practical hands on learning.

Participants

Minimum 6. Maximum 8.

Prerequisites
Price

$895 (includes helmet and harness rental)

Recertification

Repeat the entire course at a 15% discount every three years

Annual Training Maintenance

Click here to read about the options available for annual guided practice.

Required Equipment
  • Full body harness (Type III or V) (included in course fee)
  • Climbing or rescue helmet (included in course fee)
  • Sturdy boots (tactical boots or hiking boots are fine, steel toes not required)
  • Pants made of durable material
  • Gloves with leather palms (work gloves are fine)
Takeaways & Documentation
  • Rescue 3’s Technical Rope Rescue - Technician Level Manual
  • One 10 metre piece of cord for prussiks
  • Personalized skill sheet (training record) signed by the instructor (valuable document for risk management)
  • Registration of training record in Rescue 3 International's database
  • Wallet card with personal Rescue 3 registration number and date of certification
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Rescue 3 ID Card, http://id.rescue3.com
FAQ

For more details about technical rope courses including what to expect and how to prepare, click here for our Technical Rope Rescue FAQ.

Course content Includes:

  • Legislation and standards
  • On-scene safety briefing and site control
  • Communtication and verbal commands
  • Operational incident management and leadership
  • Personal and team equipment
  • Equipment care and maintenance
  • Loads and forces
  • System safety factors
  • Basic force calculations
  • Knots
  • Intermediate and advanced anchor systems
  • Compound and complex pulley systems
  • Placing artificial anchor points
  • Installation of horizontal change of directions
  • Passing knots while ascending/descending
  • Passing anchors while ascending/descending
  • Passing deviations while ascending/descending
  • Performing rope transfers/changeovers
  • Casualty care and packing for horizontal and vertical transport
  • Team-based pick-off variations
  • Twin Tension raising and lowering systems
  • Edge transitions without a litter attendant and high directional
  • Use of artificial high directionals including multi-pods
  • Guiding line offsets
  • Tracking line offsets
  • Skateblock offsets
  • Deflected offsets
  • Passing knots through a system
  • Introduction to highline systems

ROPE TRAINING

Mar 30 - Apr 3

Technical Rope Rescue - Operator

  • $795
  • Squamish, BC
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April 4-7

Technical Rope Rescue - Technician

  • $895
  • Squamish, BC
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May 3-7

Technical Rope Rescue - Operator

  • $795
  • Ottawa, ON
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May 10-14

Technical Rope Rescue - Operator

  • $795
  • Canmore, AB
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