Rescue Technician - Technical Rope Rescue

Instructional Hours: 54.00

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 and II.

Prerequisites

MFRI Personal Protective Equipment and SCBA (FIRE 098), or MFRI Firefighter I (FIRE 101), or MFSPQB, NBFSPQ or IFSAC Firefighter I certification, or equivalent AND MFRI Rescue Technician - Site Operations (RES 101), or MFSPQB, NBFSPQ or IFSAC Rescue Technician - Site Operations certification or equivalent.

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