This 4-day course includes all the learning and skills required for NFPA 1006 (2021) Rope Rescue Awareness and Operations (Chapter 5), and exceeds the requirements outlined in NFPA 1670 (2017). Successful students will receive a certificate and completed Job Performance Requirements. Training includes:
- Equipment familiarization / inspection and maintenance
- Rigging Anchor Systems
- Rigging Lowering Systems
- Rigging Hauling Systems
- Incident Management
The Southwest Fire Academy Rope Rescue courses are delivered by experts in the discipline, who have vast knowledge and extensive life experience in the discipline. This is a unique opportunity to learn from the best. If you are looking for safe, quality training, look no further.
Topics include: sizing up a rope rescue incident, understanding principles of mechanical advantage, recognizing and isolating incident hazards, identifying resource capabilities and limitations, understanding and maintaining functions and operations of equipment, demonstrating various knots, bends, and hitches, applying rigging principles, and performing safety checks.
- Access to SFA PPE
- Instructor Led Theory
- Instructor Led Practical Skills
All training is conducted safely in accordance with Section 21 Guidance Notes, NFPA Standards for Increased Hazard Exposure Training, and experienced Southwest Fire Academy instructors with a 5:1 student to instructor ratio.
Candidates successful in this program will receive a certificate of completion from Southwest Fire Academy, and will qualify to complete OFMEM testing. Testing for this course is for NFPA 1006 General Rescue (2017).
Please note: OFMEM testing for this course is separate, so you must register for this testing separately.
What is Included
- Access to SFA PPE and equipment
- SFA custom student manual
- Complete JPR package (SFA retains all original documentation)
- Certificate of qualification
What to Bring
- CSA approved footwear
- Station workwear (long pants recommended)
Please note: if this course is not filled to 75% capacity 7 days before it is scheduled to begin, it may be cancelled. In the event of course cancellation, you will be provided adequate notice and a full refund.
Accommodations may be available upon request for the duration of your program. If you are staying for one or two nights, the flat rate for accommodations is $50 plus taxes. If you are staying for three or more nights, the fee is $100 plus taxes, total. Regardless of how long you are on campus, your fee will not exceed $100 plus taxes. This fee grants you access to your bunk, a communal kitchen, parking, and washroom/shower facilities. Please contact SFA at 705-510-9501 or firstname.lastname@example.org with advanced notice, to reserve your spot.