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Technical Rope Rescue - Operator

Course Summary

Foundational rope training for slopes and high angle environments

This course provides a thorough introduction to technical rope rescue and covers the fundamental of low, steep and high angle rope rescue. Our hands-on approach makes it easy to learn (and remember!) the knots, bends and hitches and their application in simple rope systems. These skills have endless applications including accessing and moving personnel, equipment and casualties. 

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

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

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May 3-7

Technical Rope Rescue - Operator

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  • Ottawa, ON
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May 15-18

Technical Rope Rescue - Technician

  • $895
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May 30 -Jun 2

Technical Rope Rescue - Technician

  • $895
  • Ottawa, ON
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TESTIMONIALS

Frank Cyra-Korsgaard, Training Coordinator
Kimberley Fire Department

The instructor really did a great job and made the course very enjoyable. Just from the one course I can see you have a great company and I would recommend your courses to anyone.

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