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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 a requirement for anyone leading a rope rescue team. It builds on high angle skills learned in Technical Rope Rescue - Operator (a pre-requisite). We progress in simple, logical steps to develop competency in high line tyroleans and mirrored rope systems. Our step-by-step approach combined with lots of hands-on practice time makes it easy to learn and retain these skills. 

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

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Feb 23-27

Technical Rope Rescue - Operator

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  • North Vancouver, BC
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  • 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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