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Technical Rope Rescue - Operator

Course Summary

Foundational rope training

This course will prepare personnel to utilize simple rope systems for moving people and equipment on gentle slopes and steeper embankments. The curriculum also includes patient packaging and extrication. We use a step-by-step, hands-on approach that makes it easy to learn these skills ... and easy to remember!

Our courses meet and exceed both NFPA 1670 and NFPA 1006 requirements for Technical Rope. Participants will leave the course prepared to lead rescues in low angle terrain (slopes of less than 30 degrees) and support rescues in high angle terrain (30 degrees or more).

Please note: In order to be NFPA 1670 compliant, personnel certified to the Operator level must be supervised by a team leader certified to the Technical Rope Rescue - Technician level.

Course Details

Duration

5 days

Format

5 days of practical hand on learning.

Participants

Minimum 10. Maximum 12.

Prerequisites
  • 18+ years of age
  • In good physical condition
Price

$795 (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
  • Class III full-body harness or separate chest and sit harnesses (included in course fee)
  • Climbing helmet (included in course fee)
  • Sturdy boots (hiking boots are fine)
  • 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
  • Personalized skill sheet (training record) signed by the instructor (valuable document for risk management)
  • Registration of training record in Rescue 3’s international 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

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
  • Rescuer safety
  • General hazards
  • Size-up, pre-planning and ICS
  • On-scene safety briefing and site control
  • Communications and verbal commands
  • Medical considerations
  • Personal and team equipment
  • Equipment care and maintenance
  • System safety checks
  • Introduction to ropes, knots and technical gear
  • Low angle rescue techniques
  • Road side rescue operations
  • Steep angle rescue techniques
  • Anchor system
  • Placing rope protection
  • Use of work restraint and fall arrest equipment
  • Lead climbing with lanyards
  • Ascending and descending
  • Climbing over a 90 degree edge
  • Individual pick-offs
  • Connecting a casualty on a line using a telescopic pole
  • Lifting and lowering a casualty using a pre-installed device
  • Tensioning system and basic mechanical advantage
  • Team based pick-off
  • Litter attending low angle
  • Twin Tension raising and lowering systems
  • Introduction to litter attending high angle
  • Use of high directionals
  • Tagline offsets

ROPE TRAINING

Feb 23-27

Technical Rope Rescue - Operator

  • $795
  • North Vancouver, BC
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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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