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Rope Rescue Technician – Union College – 04/02/2024

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Rope Rescue Technician
Union College • April 2, 2024


$0 due upon registration
Course starts Apr 2, 2024

Sorry, this course is no longer available for registration. Please visit the course schedule to view available courses.

Course Provider

Rescue 3 International

Full Dates: April 2, 2024 – April 5, 2024
Duration: 4 days (30 hours)
Price: $0

Private RRT Course, sponsored by Union Adventist University.  Registration can be acquired by contacting Andrew Saunders at

Course Description

The Rope Rescue Technician (RRT) course covers concepts and techniques to enable small teams to undertake technical rope rescues. A building block approach is used throughout the course so that candidates can progress from key concepts through to the rigging and operation of full systems for raising, lowering, and highline rescues.

Location and Logistics

3800 S. 48th Street
Lincoln, NE 68506
United States

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This course will be hosted in the International Rescue and Relief Department on the south side of campus.

Lead Instructor

Aaron Kent

Aaron Kent is the owner and lead instructor for Southwest Rescue. Aaron has been working in first response and outdoor education since 2010. He is a Rescue 3 International Instructor Trainer in Ropes, Water, and Ice Rescue, and is an Instructor Trainer for the Wilderness Medical Training Center International. He is an adjunct professor at several colleges and universities nationwide and has worked in international public health and expedition leadership for most of his professional career. He is also the regional director for the Southwest Region of Rescue 3 International.

When not teaching courses, Aaron has an obsession with whitewater paddle boarding and any other sport that gets him into the beautiful backcountry of the San Juan Mountains. He serves on the La Plata County Search and Rescue Team and is a Firefighter/EMT with the Durango Fire Protection District. He has a Master’s Degree in Outdoor Education and is passionate about cross-cultural experiences.