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. Students 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, AND OUTDOOR WORK CLOTHING OR OVERALLS 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 WDCE to see when the course will be offered again.

Workforce Development


Center for Business & Workforce Development

Pennsylvania College of Technology
DIF 29

One College Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701