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Rope Rescue Technician

Rope Rescue Technician is a dynamic 40+ hour advanced ropes course designed for firefighters and other rescue professionals.

 

This is a fast-paced course, with an emphasis on real-world applications and scenario-based, hands-on training in both urban and wilderness settings.

 

Key topics include use of ropes, knots, rigging and pulley systems; multi-point anchors; descending, rappelling, belaying tools and techniques; high angle victim packaging; load releasing systems; use of a "set of 4's"; rescue scene organization and management; unsupported rope ascent; supported and unsupported pick-off rescues; protected lead climbing; high angle litter rigging and tending; use of artificial high directionals; and rope systems to facilitate horizontal movement. 

Upon completion, students will have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to fulfill the JPR's for technician level rope rescue, established in NFPA 1006 (2017 ed.).

This course is taught by current Rescue Specialists from Empact’s Urban Search and Rescue Task Force who are also current Fire Service based technical rescue providers and instructors. 

Location: Bremerton, Washington

Hours: 0830-1830 Daily

Cost: $1425 per student. Cancellations must be received 14 days before course commencement to receive a refund.  Substitutions are allowed.
 

Required Equipment: Helmet, eye protection, gloves, boots, Class III harness.


Pre-Requisites: This is not an introductory course and assumes the participant has an operations-level understanding of rope rescue and incident management and safety procedures applicable to the technical rescue environment.  Specifically, students must be able to tie all applicable knots before the course beginning.  A list of required knots and learning resources will be sent to students before the course.  While our Rescue Systems 1 course is not required before attending, it is strongly encouraged.

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Rescue Systems 1

Rescue Systems 1 is a fast paced, hands on course designed to provide the line firefighter with essential rescue skills.  Topics include low- and high- angle rope systems, shoring, cribbing, breaching, and heavy lift; all using commonly available tools.  Meets the NFPA 1006 JPR's for operations level rope and structural collapse.

 

 

 

 

 

2024 Scheduled Courses

May 6-9; Bremerton, WA

September 9-12; Bremerton, WA

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Structural Collapse Technician 

Structural Collapse Technician (Rescue Systems 2) is an advanced rescue course designed to prepare the firefighter or rescue technician to operate effectively during complex structural collapse incidents.  Topics include metal and reinforced concrete breaching, search techniques, advanced shoring, and the use of specialized tools. Meets the NFPA 1006 JPR's for technician level structural collapse.

 

Scheduled Courses

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Rope Rescue Technician

Rope Rescue Technician is an advanced ropes course designed to provide the firefighter or rescue technician with advanced rope rescue skills.  Topics include multi-point anchor systems, 2-rope offset horizontal operations, pick-off rescues, and tended litter raises and lowers. Meets the NFPA 1006 JPR's for technician level rope rescue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2024 Scheduled Courses

June 3-7; Bremerton, WA

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2024 Dates are NOW OPEN!
Note: Pricing reflects early registration discount and will increase 11/1/2023.
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2024

Rescue Systems 1

Bremerton, WA

5/6-5/9

$850

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2024

Advanced Rope Skills

Offsets & Lateral Movement

Location TBD

5/21-5/22

$650

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2024

Rope Technician

Bremerton, WA

6/3-6/7

$1295

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2024

Advanced Rope Skills

Arizona Vortex Workshop

Location TBD

6/17-18

$650

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2024

Rescue Systems 1

Bremerton, WA

9/9-9/12

$850

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