Provides information and skills to adequately perform basic vertical rope rescue techniques in an urban/suburban environment. The objective of this program is to improve rescuer awareness of the safety concerns at rope rescue situations and to develop basic skills in rappelling and high-angle rescue systems. Topics include safety orientation, risk assessment, equipment, basic rappelling and ascending, anchoring, belaying, mechanical advantage, patient packaging, incident management, skills evaluation, and testing.
Course Length: 32 Hours
Prerequisite: Firefighter I, Rescue Technician Basic