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This rope rescue course is designed to take students from basic over-the-bank rescues to progressively more vertical scenarios. Students learn and practice skills needed for low angle and steep angle vertical rescues, such as pre-planning, size-up and scene management, ascending and descending, belaying, mechanical advantage systems, lowering and raising systems, patient packaging and litter attending, tethers, vertical pick-offs, litter raises, and highlines. This class utilizes the canyons of the White Salmon River to provide hands-on training in a vertical environment.
Who this course is ideal for: This course is intended for climbers, technical rescue professionals, or paddlers who might find themselves needing to perform vertical rescues (or work with a Search and Rescue team performing a vertical rescue). The vertical rescue techniques trained in this course are time and gear intensive. If you are a whitewater paddler looking for rescue training focused on quick techniques utilizing only the gear you can carry in your kayak/raft, you should consider a River Rescue course. River guides and kayak instructors should take the River Rescue Professional (RRC-Pro). Private whitewater paddlers should take the 2-day River Rescue Course (RRC).
Completion of this five-day TRR:TL class satisfies the requirements in NFPA 1670 and also NFPA 1006 – Standard for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications – Rope Rescue at Levels I and II. This is one of three courses required to meet the Technician Level Standard for water rescue teams.
In addition, Technician level training is mandatory for inclusion on many Federal Emergency Management Agency Teams at different Team levels.
Requirements: There is no prior rope training pre-requisite for this rope rescue course.