Firefighter III: Rope Rescue Technician

About This Course

Rope Rescue – Technician is a very intense and hands-on, five-day program featuring a combination of classroom and practical evolutions combined with real life scenarios. This course is designed to continue the development of skills and knowledge obtained in the Rope Rescue Operations course, while exposing the student to those skills expected and required of the professional rescue technician. 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 Technician Level.
Topics include team and rescue safety, personal protective equipment, rope rescue fundamentals, equipment selection, inspection and maintenance, belaying techniques, system safety factor testing and demonstration tests, patient packaging, belaying, rappelling, raising and lowering systems, knot passing on raising, lowering, and rappelling systems, litter rigging and tending, load distributing and load sharing anchor systems, simple, compound and complex mechanical advantage systems, manufactured and improvised artificial high anchor points, high lines, guiding lines, advanced litter handling techniques

Maximum Class Size
Rope Rescue Technician


Required Equipment

It is the responsibility of each student to bring the following items to class:

  • Long pants
  • Boots with ankle support and non slippery soles
  • Helmet with chin straps
  • Eye protection which must meet ANSI Z87.1 standards
  • Leather work gloves which are not used as firefighting gloves
  • Small backpack with lunch (bring lunch to the site as we will not be leaving the site for lunch), water, bug spray/lotion, and sunscreen
  • NFPA approved Class II or III harness
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Notebook and pen



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