Advanced Rescue Training

Managing the Rescue Incident

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Advanced Rescue from a bridge.

Technical rescue incidents pose a variety of management challenges. In this two-day advanced rescue class the students will learn how the NFPA standards (1670, 1006, and 1983) structure management decisions and provide incident commanders and the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) with the guidance they need to maintain safety while performing the rescue operation.

Prerequisites: Students who attend this class must have a background in technical rescue, although no rope skills are required.

Advanced Rigging Concepts

This three-day advanced rescue program provides rescue teams and team members with the skills and knowledge needed to operate at a technician level as defined by NFPA 1670 and 1006. This class provides an advanced study on knots, anchor construction, and mechanical advantage. Students will understand the physical principles which underlie the use of rope rescue systems.

Prerequisites: Students who attend this class must have basic rope skills including knot-tying, constructing anchors, and operating mainlines and belay lines.

Advanced Rescue Rigging

Advanced Rescue Rigging

Rigging Physics for Rope Rescue

These two advanced rescue courses give participants a working foundation of the basic physical principles that affect rope rescue systems. These principles include friction, tension, compression, arresting force (fall factors), and vectors. Once these principles are understood, a variety of rigging systems will be evaluated with a specific emphasis on identifying and managing force multipliers which can undermine the integrity and safety of rescue and rope access rigging.

Prerequisites: Before attending this class, students need to have previously completed rope rescue and fall protection training.

Elevated Anchors

Establishing an elevated anchor can greatly improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and safety of a high angle rope system. This three-day advanced rescue course focuses on the physical principles of all types of elevated anchors (monopods, bipods, tripods, and tetrapods). A series of field exercises ensures that students can set up and deploy these systems safely.

Prerequisites: Students who attend this class must have basic rope skills including knot-tying, constructing anchors, and operating mainlines and belay lines.

Force Multipliers: Rope Physics

Designing and rigging complex rope rescue systems requires an understanding of the physical principles upon which these systems are based. This three-day advanced rescue course provides fire and rescue personnel with an opportunity to learn and practice the analytical skills they need when rigging these systems. A series of field exercises ensures that students can apply these advanced skills effectively.

Prerequisites: Students who attend this class must have basic rope skills including knot-tying, constructing anchors, and operating mainlines and belay lines.

Advanced Horizontal Rope Systems Training

Complex rescue systems often require the use of horizontal rope systems.

Horizontal rope systems include high lines, offsets, and similar rope systems designed to raise and lower loads when anchors are not overhead. This advanced rescue class combines both lecture and whiteboard analysis with a series of extensive field exercises to ensure understanding of the key concepts.

Prerequisites: Students who attend this class must have basic rope skills including knot-tying, constructing anchors, and operating mainlines and belay lines.

Jim Johnson April 11, 2017
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