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Rope Rescue Operator/Confined Space Operator – Carlsbad, NM – 06/17/2024

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Rope Rescue Operator/Confined Space Operator
Carlsbad, NM • June 17, 2024


$1500 due upon registration
Course starts Jun 17, 2024

Course Provider

Rescue 3 International

Full Dates: June 17, 2024 – June 21, 2024
Duration: 5 days (40 hours)
Price: $1500

Hosted by Eddy County Fire & Rescue.  If interested, contact us for space availability

Course Description

A combination course incorporating 2 certifications from Rescue 3 International

Rope Rescue Operator introduces the rope knowledge and skills required by personnel to operate safely and effectively as a member of a Rope Rescue Operator team, undertaking rescues using the skills covered in the course. The techniques, equipment, and straightforward venues with limited environmental complexity, should be gold standard examples, providing a clear mental model of the best practice for operating as a rope rescue team. More advanced rescues, complexities and variations, are covered on the Rope Rescue Technician (RRT) and Rope Rescue Specialist (RRS) courses.

The Confined Space Rescue Operator (CSRO) course introduces the knowledge and skills required by personnel to operate safely and effectively during confined space rescues and be an active part of a confined space rescue team working under the supervision of Confined Space Rescue Technicians.

Topics that are covered include: hazards of confined spaces, gas detection, legislation and guidelines on the area of confined spaces, knowledge of knots, loads and forces, building anchors, using pulley systems, use of tripod, self-climbing and rappelling, lowering and hoisting of rescuer and victim, standard configurations, stretchers used for confined space, situation analysis and incident management around incidents in confined spaces.

Location and Logistics

Eddy County Fire Department Complex
1400 Commerce Dr.
Carlsbad, NM 88220
United States

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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.