Rope Rescue Operations

About This Course

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.
Maximum Class Size
Rope Rescue Operations


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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