Rope Rescue Operations


Rope Rescue – Operations is an intense five-day program featuring a combination of classroom and practical evolutions combined with real life scenarios. This course will provide the knowledge and practical skills necessary to safely and legally mitigate a rescue involving rope work whether low or high angle. Students will be challenged both mentally and physically to complete the objectives and scenarios.
Designed to meet objectives of NFPA 1006 and/or 1670, Chapter 6, to the Operations Level.

Topics include team and rescuer safety, personal protective equipment, rope rescue fundamentals, equipment selection, inspection and maintenance, knots, anchors, patient packaging, mechanical advantage systems, belaying, rappelling, raising and lowering systems, system safety factors, litter rigging and tending, pick-offs, low-angle and high-angle rescue techniques, and stretcher evacuations.

  • Class will be held off site on some days, be prepared for an uphill hike for a 15-30 minute duration to reach the site.





  • Firefighter II
  • Student Medical Release
  • Rescue Skills Modules, or ITRS
  • Helmet with chin strap
  • Eye protection which must meet ANSI Z87.1 standards
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Notebook and pen
  • Small backpack with lunch (students should bring lunch each day as class may be at a remote site), water, bug spray/lotion, and sunscreen
  • Long pants
  • Boots with ankle support and non slippery soles
  • NFPA approved Class II or III harness

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