Rope Rescue
Professional Rescue Innovations offers high and low angle rescue training.
procedures and the content will adhere to NFPA 1006 and NFPA 1670. The
responders & health and safety when dealing with potential dangers will
gain basic knowledge in tying
knots, new equipment, proper anchoring, and proper patient packaging.
These courses
allow responders to work together to understand the patient needs.
Remember we are there for the well-being of our customer, the patient.

Technical Rope Rescue: Awareness  & Operations Level
This course meets the requirements for the NFPA 1670 Standard at the
Operations Level
for technical rope incidents. It is a two-day course. There is 4 hrs. of
classroom
instruction followed by 12 hrs. of field operations. Students will learn and
practice all areas of rope rescue in a low-angle environment. Students are
trained in pre-planning and size-up of rope rescue operations; knots,
bends, hitches and anchor systems; belay operations; ascending and
descending lines; mechanical advantage systems, raising and lowering
systems; and patient packaging and litter attending. Safety of the rescuer,
rescue team, patient and bystanders will be stressed at all times.

Equipment Requirements:
Lightweight Climbing or Fire Helmet
Safety Glasses
Sit harness (class II)
Boots
Coveralls
Leather gloves

Technical Rope Rescue: Technical Level
This two-day course meets the requirements for the Technical Level for
the NFPA 1670
Standard for Technical Rope Incidents. This course has two days of field
operations.
Students will advance from basic over-the-bank rescues to progressively
more vertical
scenarios. Students are trained in pre-planning and size-up of rope rescue
operations;
knots, hitches and anchor systems; belay operations; ascending and
descending; raising
and lowering systems; and patient packaging and litter attending. This
course will also cover advanced problem solving. Advanced skills in; team
management, rope rescue physics, load factors, critical angles,
constructing multi-point anchor systems, passing knots in systems,
negotiating obstacles, offsets, constructing artificial high directional
anchors, constructing high line rope systems and attendant litter systems
will be explored and intensely practiced.  
Safety of the rescuer, rescue team, patient and bystanders will be stressed
at all times.

Prerequisite: Operations Level

Equipment Requirements:
Lightweight Climbing or Fire Helmet
Safety Glasses
Sit harness (class II)
Boots
Coveralls
Leather gloves

NFPA 1670 Objectives: Rope Rescue

Awareness:
•        Size-up of existing and potential conditions where rope rescue
operations will be
performed.
•        Identification of the resources necessary to conduct safe and
effective rope rescue
operations.
•        Development and implementation of procedures for carrying out the
emergency response
system where rescue is required.
•        Development and implementation of procedures for carrying out site
control and scene
management.
•        Recognition of general hazards associated with rope rescue and the
procedures necessary
to mitigate these hazards within the general rescue area.
•        Development and implementation of procedures for the identification
and utilization of
personal protective equipment assigned for use at a rope rescue incident.

Operations:
•        Procedures for the selection, construction, and use of rope-based
mechanical advantage
systems.
•        Procedures for establishing the need, selecting the proper
equipment, and placing edge
protection.
•        Procedures for the safe construction and use of single-point and multi-
point anchor
systems within the scope of the organization training.
•        Procedures for the safe selection, construction, and use of
appropriate belay system.
•        Procedures for selection, construction, and use of a lowering system
within the scope of
the organization training.
•        Procedures for properly tying any knots used by the rope rescue
team.
•        Procedures for assuring safety in rope rescue operations.
•        Procedures for appropriately packaging a patient in a litter.
•        Procedures for the selection, use and maintenance of proper rope
rescue equipment and
rope rescue systems.
•        Procedures for selection, construction, and use of a raising system in
the low-angle
•        environment.
•        Procedures for safely ascending and descending a fixed rope within
the scope of the
organization training.
•        Procedures for using litter attendants in the low-angle environment.

Technician:
•        Procedures for the safe construction and use of load distributing
anchor systems.
•        Procedures for the selection, construction, and use of a high-line rope
system within the
scope of the organization training.
•        Procedures for the selection, construction, and use of a rope-based
raising system in a
high-angle environment within the scope of the organization & training.
•        Procedures for passing knots through a rope rescue system.
•        Procedures for using litter attendants in the high-angle environment.
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