This hands-on course will present the fundamentals of rope rescue, using only the most up-to-date equipment and techniques with a major emphasis on safety. Classroom topics will include terminology, equipment selection, current standards, and essential knots. Personal and practical application of rope rescue systems encompassing anchor systems, belay systems, rappelling and ascending, lowering systems, litter packaging and mechanical advantage raising systems. Evolutions will involve analyzing systems and solving problems in both low angle and vertical environments. Course adheres to standards set forth by NFPA 1006; 1670.
The purpose of The Rescue Company 1 rope rescue program is to provide necessary skills and knowledge in performing lifesaving operations in Elevated platforms, and the importance of understanding the dangers of hi-angle operations.