Ropes and Knots


This course provides a basic understanding of the importance of ropes and knots in the fire service.  It builds a foundation of knot tying and rope handing skills which the student can build upon.  Enables the student to hoist or lower tool, appliances, or people; to pull a person to safety; or use rope as a lifeline in an emergency. Discusses different construction methods and materials used to make rope. Covers the care, cleaning, inspection, and storage of rope. Shows how to tie basic fire service knots, and how to secure tools and equipment to be raised or lowered.

This online course has been approved by the TN Firefighting Commission for annual In-Service training.

Credit Hours

1 (Student must pass a graded on-line test for credit)


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Please Note:  Enrollments for this event require you to sign in with a valid TN PUBLIC SAFETY ACADEMIES account that has permissions to request enrollment.  If you do not currently have portal access and would like to activate your account, please email  Your email will need to include your name, PSID (or last four digits of your SSN) and the email address that your portal account should be linked to.