Rope/High Angle Rescue II (RORA)
START DATE & TIME:
- Sat., March 22, 8 a.m.
COURSE REGISTRATION IS RESTRICTED TO QUALIFIED FIRST RESPONDERS. Students will be re-introduced to the various types of rescue equipment. Students will be trained in mechanical advantage systems, safeties, basic ascending, basic rappelling technique and tie-offs with a rappel rack, rope changes, and one person rescue. The student will perform a low angle raise and lower evolution simulating patient transport on embankments. Most of the program is hands-on and time is allotted for practice in order to build proficiency. REQUIRED GEAR: HELMET WITH CHIN STRAP, CLEAN LEATHER GLOVES, EYE PROTECTION, WORK OR HIKING BOOTS, KNEE PADS IF POSSIBLE, OUTDOOR WORK CLOTHING OR COVERALLS APPROPRIATE FOR WEATHER CONDITIONS. TURN OUT GEAR IS NOT ACCEPTABLE. Students may supply additonal personal or department equipment, but all such equipment is subject to inspection and/or rejection by the instructors prior to use. Emergency responders outside Lycoming County will incur a $200 fee to attend.