Technical Rope Rescue Technician
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May 10, 2023 – Canmore (waitlist)
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Technical Rope Rescue Technician sets the standard for technical rope rescue training and is an NFPA requirement for anyone leading a rope rescue team.
It builds on high angle skills learned in Technical Rope Rescue – Operator (a pre-requisite). Our step-by-step approach combined with lots of hands-on practice time makes it easy to learn and retain these skills and ensures candidates can progress from core concepts through to the rigging and operation of full systems for raising, lowering and highline rescues.
The skills and knowledge covered in this course are relevant for all other technical rescue disciplines including swiftwater, surface ice, confined space, trench, cave and light structural collapse.
This course meets and exceeds NFPA 2500 and 1006 Technical Rope Technician requirements.
Technical Rope Rescue Technician Course Details
4 days of practical hands-on training
Minimum 6. Maximum 8.
- 18+ years of age
- In good physical condition
- Technical Rope Rescue Operator
Repeat the entire course at a 15% discount every three years
- Annual Training Maintenance
Click here to read about options available for annual guided practice
- Required Equipment
- Full body harness (Type III or V)*
- Climbing or rescue helmet*
- Sturdy boots (tactical boots or hiking boots are fine, steel toes not required)
- Pants made of durable material
- Gloves with leather palms (work gloves are fine)
*Rental included in course fee
- Takeaways & Documentation
- Rope Field Guide
- One 10 metre piece of cord for prussiks
- Personalized skill sheet signed by the instructor
- Registration of training record in Rescue 3 International’s database
- Certificate of completion
- Rescue 3 ID Card
TRR Technician Course Content
- Legislation and standards
- On-scene safety briefing and site control
- Communtication and verbal commands
- Operational incident management and leadership
- Personal and team equipment
- Equipment care and maintenance
- Loads and forces
- System safety factors
- Basic force calculations
- Intermediate and advanced anchor systems
- Compound and complex pulley systems
- Placing artificial anchor points
- Installation of horizontal change of directions
- Passing knots while ascending/descending
- Passing anchors while ascending/descending
- Passing deviations while ascending/descending
- Performing rope transfers/changeovers
- Casualty care and packing for horizontal and vertical transport
- Team-based pick-off variations
- Twin Tension raising and lowering systems
- Edge transitions without a litter attendant and high directional
- Use of artificial high directionals including multi-pods
- Guiding line offsets
- Tracking line offsets
- Skateblock offsets
- Deflected offsets
- Passing knots through a system
- Introduction to highline systems
We also offer this as a private course
Our private training courses ensure personalized hands-on training through human-based scenariosPrivate Courses
If you have a group that would like to review their training together, the training maintenance program may be right for you.
Your group pays the instructor’s daily teaching fee and travel costs associated with bringing the instructor to your training location, along with an annual fee to be part of the maintenance program. This is generally a pretty reasonable approach for training departments because:
- it allows us to deliver the training in small chunks every year, rather than in one big chunk every three years
- it gives department members more annual hands-on time with their skills
- new members can integrate into maintenance programs by jumping on an open course from our public schedule
We track your members, and their status on course content completion within a three year cycle, which mirrors a traditional three year recertification cycle. It’s an excellent value for the cost, and allows you to review your skills in your own backyard.
The training maintenance program replaces the need to recertifiy your training on a traditional three year recertification cycle.
This is an option to audit, or participate in a course for which you already hold a current certification – at no charge.
Take a look at our upcoming course schedule online and find a course location and time that works for you. Email or call us to sign up as an audit. Show up and take the course. It’s that simple.
Free audits do not extend your certification period in any way, but this is a great way to re-fresh your skills on a regular basis, in a safe, controlled environment with a qualified, insured instructor.