Course Objective: To provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to function as part of an integrated rescue team to extricate victims in low and high angle environments.
Course Description: Major topics covered in the course include anchoring, mechanical advantage systems, rappelling in the vertical environment, and constructing high-line rescue systems. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion and team-focused practical exercises.
Successful Completion: Students must attend required classroom sessions, complete homework assignments, demonstrate proficiency in the practical skills evolutions and obtain a score of 70% or better on the final written and practical examination. This course partially satisfies the professional certification requirements for Rope Technical Rescuer I & II.
Prerequisites: Personal Protective Equipment and SCBA (FIRE 099), Protective Envelope and Foam (FIRE 102), Pre-Emergency Response Training (FIRE 103), Firefighter I (FIRE 101) or equivalent AND Rescue Technician - Site Operations (RES 101)or equivalent.
Certification: Upon successful completion, this course partially satisfies the professional certification requirements for: