Level II Rope Technician Course:

Description:Cheryl_Rappelling
Over the duration of 3 intense days of fieldwork and technical training, this course completes the NFPA 1006 and NFPA 1670 training for the Professional qualification of a Rope Technician. Level II will have you on rope while performing many high level skills (physical fitness is a must). This course also completes the 10 suggested riggings that a Rope Technician should know how to rig and operate (including all 10 ways to aerially transport a patient).

Pre-requisite:

Level I Rope Technician Course from On Rope 1, Inc.

Days and Times:
Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Cost: Stretcher
$425 per person (a $100 non-refundable payment is required when you register)

Participants:
Minimum 12 - maximum of 20



On Rope 1, Inc. will provide:
All written materials,
All group and instructional equipment,
Certificates (awarded upon successful completion of this course).

As a participant, you will need to bring the following equipment:

  1. A seat harness and a locking carabiner,
  2. Boots, leather gloves, and helmet,
  3. Note taking tools,
  4. Appropriate clothing for the environment and weather,
  5. Food and water.


Each participant will be asked to sign an “Assumption of Risk and Liability Waiver”.

Participants must arrange for their own room and food (short lunch breaks are scheduled).

Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Safely descend (rappel) a rope for at least 50 feet per NFPA 1006.
  2. Safely ascend a rope for at least 50 feet and be able to changeover from ascent to descent per NFPA 1006.
  3. Perform high angle duties and assignments while on rope, whether ascending or descending per NFPA 1006, which may include: edge tending, pick-offs, emergency harness attachment to a stranded person, litter tending, anchoring, and any other duty that may secure the safety of another person.
  4. Participate in the mechanics of a sloped evacuation.
  5. Participate in the mechanics of a raise and lower scenario per NFPA 1006.
  6. Manage a raise and lower scenario per NFPA 1006.
  7. Change directions during a raise and lower scenario.
  8. Participate in a tag line assisted raise and lower scenario.
  9. Participate in the construction and operation of a guiding line.
  10. Participate in the construction and operation of a high angle raise and lower with a single rope offset.
  11. Participate in the construction and operation of a twin-tensioned traverse.
  12. Participate in the construction and operation of a counter balance ascent method.
  13. Compensate for the different requirements of a counter balance ascent, when it is under 40 degrees and over 40 degrees.
  14. Know the sequential rescue logic necessary, and the options available when confronted with a stranded person in a high angle situation.
  15. Check an engineered rope system with a safety check to insure overall system integrity.