This course is designed to provide students with the skills needed to safety and efficiency perform challenging rescues that can be applied to buildings, smoke stacks, wind turbines, water towers, communication towers, trees, cliffs, confined spaces, grain bins, and silos. Participants will learn advanced techniques such as how to manage tracking lines, pick-off rescue and litter tilt-line techniques for negotiating 90-degree edges.
The Vertical Reality Training Center located in Gilboa, Ohio, provides students with the opportunity to practice these rescue techniques and many others in a safe and controlled environment. Students will also benefit from rigging and performing rescues at a water tower located in Bowling Green, Ohio.
We will also cover other required rope rescue techniques. Lower/Haul Systems, Highlines, Offsets and Tracking Lines which are (JPRs) job performance requirements of NFPA 1006 standard.
Students will be provided workbooks, Rope Rescue Technician Rigging Manual by W. Born & Associates, Inc.
Prerequisites: Student are required to have Operations or Level I Rope Rescue and students should be able to climb a 100 meter ladder (328')
Students should bring rescue helmet w/light, class III full body harness, or seat/chest w/ dorsal and sternal connection, descender, gloves, safety glasses, a QAS (Quick Attachment Safety Lanyard), boots w / good ankle support. You will need a second pair of shoes or boots. Only clean climbing boots (no fire boots) permitted inside the wind turbine. Prepare for all types of weather. Long pants required for most activities. You are responsible for your own transportation to the class sites. Class is conducted in Bowling Green on Monday morning and all day Thursday, other days of the week will be at Gilboa, Ohio.