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Special Operation Rope Class

Special Operation Rope Class provides an intense, five-day, 40-hour training course in rope rescue fundamentals, focusing on high- and low-angle rescue techniques. The course covers skills used in mountain, industrial, and confined space rescue.

                                                                                  Class Covers the Following NFPA 1006 Skills

Equipment selection, inspection and maintenance; knots; anchors; patient packaging; mechanical advantage systems; belay techniques (including traditional or “slack” belays, tensioned belays, and the use of Twin Tensioned Rope Systems); lowering systems; rappelling; knot passing through rappels, raising and lowering systems; system safety factors; litter rigging and tending; and pick-offs. Practical application is taught through scenarios drawn from actual rescue experience.