Technical Rope Rescue Courses

Technical Rope Rescue

Southwest Rescue offers technical rope rescue courses for the professional rescuer. Most courses are certified through Rescue 3 International, the largest accrediting body for Technical Rescue programs in the world. Rescue 3 International develops curriculum and accredits training programs across various Technical Rescue Disciplines, including water, technical rope and rigging, ice, boat, confined space, and medical.

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Rope Rescue Operator

4 days (30 hours)

No courses currently scheduled.

The Rope Rescue Operator (RRO) course introduces the knowledge and skills required by personnel to operate safely and effectively during rope rescues and be an active part of a technical rope rescue team working under the supervision of Rope Rescue Technicians.


 

Rope Rescue Technician

4 days (30 hours)

No courses currently scheduled.

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.


 

Rope Rescue Specialist

5 days (40 hours)

Course Name Date(s) Location Duration Details
Rope Rescue Specialist 09/28/24 – 10/06/24 Lincoln NE 5 days (40 hours) Course Details | Register ($1200)

The Rope Rescue Specialist (RRS) course is for technical rope rescue team members who already have completed a comprehensive basic training and want to continue to specialize. This training continues where the Rope Rescue Technician (RRT) course finishes. The RRS course examines advanced technical solutions. It elaborates on the use of multi-pods, monopod, and A-frames; various configurations of steep, diagonal, and horizontal spans; the use of multiple track lines in highline operations; industrial lead climbing; loads and forces; incident management; and scenario training. This training is consistent with NFPA 1670 and 1006 standards for technician level.


 

Rope Rescue Operator Instructor

3 days (24 hours)

No courses currently scheduled.

The Rope Rescue Operator Instructor (RROI) course will enable tuition of those who operate safely and effectively during rope rescues, as an active part of a rope rescue team, working under the supervision of Rope Rescue Technicians.

Prerequisites:

Instructor training:

  • Rope Rescue Operator Instructor training (5 days)

Instructor assessment:

  • Rope Rescue Operator Instructor assessment (3 days)

Candidates are expected to further develop their personal skills and knowledge between their training and assessment courses, following an individual action plan outlined in the training course debrief.

Qualification valid for:

2 years

Able to teach:


 

Rope Rescue Operator/Technician Combination

7 days (56 hours)

No courses currently scheduled.

The course 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 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.


 

Rescue 3 Conference

2 days (16 hours)

No courses currently scheduled.

Rescue 3 International Conference, held in Durango CO


 

Technical Rope Rescue: Operations Level

3 days (24 hours)

No courses currently scheduled.

A course specifically designed to meet NFPA 2500 standards for Technical Rope Rescue: Operations.


 

Rope Rescue Operator/Confined Space Operator

5 days (40 hours)

Course Name Date(s) Location Duration Details
Rope Rescue Operator/Confined Space Operator 06/22/24 – 06/26/24 Carlsbad, NM 5 days (40 hours) Course Details | Register ($1500)
Rope Rescue Operator/Confined Space Operator 06/27/24 – 07/01/24 Carlsbad, NM 5 days (40 hours) Course Details | Register ($1500)

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.


 

Rope Rescue Technician/Confined Space Rescue Technician

5 days (40 hours)

Course Name Date(s) Location Duration Details
Rope Rescue Technician/Confined Space Rescue Technician 09/09/24 – 09/13/24 Carlsbad, NM 5 days (40 hours) Course Details | Register ($1500)
Rope Rescue Technician/Confined Space Rescue Technician 09/14/24 – 09/18/24 Carlsbad, NM 5 days (40 hours) Course Details | Register ($1500)

A combination course featuring 2 certifications from Rescue 3 International.

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.

The Confined Space Rescue Technician (CSRT) course covers concepts and techniques to enable small teams to undertake technical confined space rescues. Both individual and team skills are extensively addressed.

Topics that are thoroughly covered are hazard, gas detection, legislation, international guidelines, key learning, extensive loads and forces, building anchors, using pulley systems, use of tripod for entry and evacuation, selfclimbing and rappelling, lowering and hoisting of rescuer and victim, use of stretchers and various stretcher configurations in confined spaces, moving and evacuations from manholes, victim care, building horizontal span, situation analysis, incident management and various scenarios.


 

Rope/Confined Space Rescue Operator/Technician

8 days (70 hours)

Course Name Date(s) Location Duration Details
Rope/Confined Space Rescue Operator/Technician 10/10/24 – 10/17/24 Grand Junction, CO 8 days (70 hours) Course Details | Register ($2500)

A combination course of 4 certifications from Rescue 3 International.

The course 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 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.

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.

The Confined Space Rescue Technician (CSRT) course covers concepts and techniques to enable small teams to undertake technical confined space rescues. Both individual and team skills are extensively addressed.

Topics that are thoroughly covered are hazard, gas detection, legislation, international guidelines, key learning, extensive loads and forces, building anchors, using pulley systems, use of tripod for entry and evacuation, selfclimbing and rappelling, lowering and hoisting of rescuer and victim, use of stretchers and various stretcher configurations in confined spaces, moving and evacuations from manholes, victim care, building horizontal span, situation analysis, incident management and various scenarios.