COURSE REGISTRATION IS RESTRICTED TO QUALIFIED FIRST RESPONDERS. Students will be introduced to the various types of rope and related rescue equipment. Students will be training in tying of basic knots and hitches used in rope rescue, basic rappelling techniques, tie-offs, self-rescue, basic litter tie-ins, and basic litter handling skills. Much 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, AND OUTDOOR WORK CLOTHING OR COVERALLS APPROPRIATE FOR WEATHER CONDITIONS. TURNOUT GEAR IS NOT ACCEPTABLE. Students may supply additional personal or department equipment, but all such equipment is subject to inspection and/or rejection by the instructors prior to use.
There are currently no classes scheduled for this course. Please check back at a later time or contact Workforce Development to see when the course will be offered again.