Rope Rescue Technician I/II 


NFPA Standard: NFPA 1006, Chapter 5 and 6, 2013 edition

Accredited:  IFSAC: Yes, NPQS: Yes

Prerequisites: None

Description: A person qualified as a rope rescue technician level I/II has the ability to respond to rescue environment and perform both low and high angle rescues. This person has the ability to assess the scene, conduct a size-up, determine necessary resources, manage the incident using the incident command system and protect victims by providing medical care. Rope rescue technician has demonstrated the ability to set a single or multi-point anchor system, simple or complex hauling system, descend and ascend a rope system, preform necessary tasks as a litter attendant and conclude scene activities with rope and equipment maintenance. 

Requirements for Certification: Candidates shall be at least 18 years of age. Complete a practical skills examination with a "Passing" score. Complete an 100 question written examination with a passing score of 70% or higher.

Reference List:

NFPA Standard 1006, Chapters 5 & 6, Rescue Technician Professional Qualifications, 2008 Edition

Delmar, Technical Rescuer: Rope, Levels I and II, 2008 Standard Edition

Delmar, Engineering Practical Rope Rescue Techniques, 2000 Edition

CMC Rope Rescue Manual, 3rd Edition, 1st Printing

Mosby, High Angle Rescue Techniques, 3rd Edition

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