This 5-day course includes all the learning and skills required for NFPA 1006 (2021) Rope Rescue Technician (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: directing a team in the operation of a rope rescue system to remove victims in a high-angle environment, demonstrating techniques and systems for safe transfer of stranded victims, selecting and using rescuer harness and PPE, selecting and constructing systems for rapid removal of victims, and performing victim transfer while suspended.
Rope Rescue Awareness and Operations – NFPA 1006
- 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. The OFMEM does not currently administer testing for this course; however, when it is available, students with a certificate of completion will qualify for the testing. Any OFMEM testing must be registered for separately, as this is not included in the SFA course.
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.