Tower Rescue Technician



Tower Rescue Technician on Technical Rope Rescue Technician training, and addresses lead climbing and evaluation of tower integrity. 

It is appropriate for those performing rescues on towers where any of the following are true:

  • lead climbing may be required (as no existing fall protection exists)
  • non-standard anchor points may be required
  • horizontal and vertical movement of the patient may be required
  • only one rescuer can access the tower to perform rescues
  • rescuers have to plan and implement responses without an existing pre-plan

This course meets and exceeds NFPA 2500 and NFPA 1006 standards for tower rescue.

Tower Rescue Technician Course Details


3 days (24 hours)


1 day classroom, 2 days tower site


Minimum 6. Maximum 8.

  • 18+ years of age
  • A physical and mental aptitude for working at height
  • Ability to perform moderately strenuous activities
  • Technical Rope Rescue Technician or equivalent



Repeat the entire course at a 15% discount every three years

Annual Training Maintenance

Click here to read about the options available for annual guided practice

Required Equipment
  • Class III full-body climbing or rescue harness*
  • Climbing or technical rescue helmet*
  • 100% tie-off Y-lanyard
  • Gloves with leather palms (ie. work gloves)
  • Work boots, hiking boots, or appropriate footwear
  • Long pants or coveralls
  • Appropriate protective clothing for weather conditions


Takeaways & Documentation
  • Ropes That Rescue Tower Rescue Manual
  • Itemized, personalized skill sheet
  • Certificate of completion

Tower Rescue Technician Course Outline

Classroom Session

  • Rescue Philosophy
  • Tower Rescue Basics
  • Pre-planning for Tower Rescue
  • Relevant standards and legislation
  • Tower types, construction, hazards and problems
  • Rescue on Non Standard Structures
  • Rope rescue problems and systems application
  • Equipment: current, specialized, new, and experimental

Tower Session

  • Scene assessment and incident command
  • Evaluating the structural integrity of towers
  • Setting rope systems and anchors
  • Mechanical advantage systems
  • Safe and effective climbing in a tower environment, including lead climbing
  • Fall protection systems
  • 100% tie-off, first man up system, two-line systems
  • Pick-offs and lowering including one man up techniques

Tower Session

  • Raising and lowering of injured workers
  • Team rescue – vector raise, tag line lower, skate line lower
  • Complex rescue situations
  • Knot passing techniques
  • General review and testing of skills
  • Certifications awarded

We only offer this as a private course

Our private training courses ensure personalized hands-on training through human-based scenarios

Private Courses

Training Maintenance

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

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 recertify your training on a traditional three year recertification cycle.

Sorry – there’s no individual audit program available for this course

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