This course covers the fundamental low and steep angle rope rescue skills required for accessing a vehicle and its occupants down a roadside embankment. Students receive detailed training in pre-planning and size-up of rope rescue operations, as well as knots, hitches and anchor systems; belay operations; ascending and descending lines; mechanical advantage systems; raising and lowering systems; and patient packaging and litter attending. The training focuses on practical skills development so that students are able to safely navigate over-the-bank rescue situations.
This training is based on the rope rescue competencies as outlined for the Operations Level of the NFPA 1670 Standard on Operations & Training for Technical Rescue Incidents. This course is compliant with sections of NFPA 1670 standards.