Rope Rescue Technician

Course Description

This hands-on course will present the fundamentals of rope rescue, using only the most up-to-date equipment and techniques with 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; 1500; and 1983, and OSHA 29 CFR 1910.146; 29 CFR1910.134.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be recommended to take the Rope Rescue Technician Levels I/II certification examination offered by the Louisiana Firefighter and Emergency Responder Certification Program. There is a separate charge for taking the certification exam; it is not included in the course fees. Details of the certification process and examination material can be found under the certification tab on the main page of the website.

Certification Information

Students must be able to pass the practical skills assessment given in order to take the written exam.

The Rope Rescue Technician Levels I/II certification examination is offered by the Firefighter and Emergency Responder Certification Program to the students who successfully complete the course. This is optional and will be given at the conclusion of the course.

Class Notes

80% attendance and participation is required in order to successfully complete the course and receive the course completion certificate. Pre-tests and Post-tests may be given to assess the knowledge obtained from the course.