This course covers the fundamental low and steep angle rope rescue skills required for accessing a person in a rescue situation or a vehicle and its occupants over 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 can safely navigate low to steep slope rescue and over-the-bank vehicle rescue situations.

This training program 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 program meets and exceeds requirements within section NFPA 1670 standards.

What You'll Learn

  • Rescue site size up, overview and safety
  • Resource needs and allocation
  • Managing and identifying hazards 
  • Rope maintenance and training including knots and hitches
  • Anchoring and rigging systems
  • Mechanical advantage systems
  • Patient stabilization and packaging
  • Scenario based training on Low to steep embankments

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