FR210 Rope Rescue Technician Level

Overview

This course teaches personnel how to safely conduct advanced rope rescue operations. This course focuses on specific rope rescue operations conducted during the class include anchoring systems, safety belaying systems, rescue rappelling, Bar-rack rappelling, personal belayed rappels, self-extrication on a rappel system and patient packaging. Additional training in lowering systems rescue techniques, stairwell lowering systems, horizontal Stokes Basket operations (with and without an attendant), vertical Stokes Basket systems and scene management are also conducted.

Course Code

FR210

Length

30 Hours

Fees

  • $310.00 (For members of a governmental agency with responsibilities for inspection)
  • Please contact TFACA for non-member and group pricing.

Pre-Requisites

Rope Rescue Operational

Restrictions

Must be 18 years of age.

Certification

None

Maximum Class Size

15

Required Student Materials

  • Pen
  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Highlighter
  • NFPA compliant firefighter clothing including helmet, heavy clothing, leather boots suitable for climbing and leather gloves suitable for climbing and rope activities.
  • Jones & Bartlett High Angle Rescue Techniques 4th Edition

References

None

Course Objectives

  • Student will be able to construct a fixed rope system, given an anchor system, life safety rope, and rope rescue equipment, so that the system constructed can accommodate the load, is efficient, and is connected to an anchor system and the load, and a system safety check is performed and the results meet the incident requirements for descending or ascending operations.
  • Student will be able to complete an assignment while suspended from a rope rescue system in a high-angle environment, given a rope rescue system, a minimum working height of 6.1 m, an assignment, life safety harnesses, litters, bridles, and specialized equipment necessary for the environment, so that risks to victims and rescuers are minimized, the means of attachment to the rope rescue system is secure, selected specialized equipment facilitates efficient rescuer movement, and specialized equipment does not unduly increase risks to rescuers or victims.
  • Student will be able to direct a team in the operations of a highline system, given rescue personnel, an established highline system with a minimum span of 6.1 m, a load to be moved, and personal protective equipment, so that the movement is controlled, the load is held in place when needed, operating methods do not stress the system to the point of failure, personnel assignments are made and tasks are communicated, and potential problems are identified, communicated, and managed.

Other Notes

None

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