Knots and Rigging for Roadside Rescue

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This 12- hour course will cover knots and rigging techniques for low angle/roadside rescue. Students will learn knot tying, safety precautions, litter and personal rigging as well as litter raising and lowering. This course fulfills the requirements for the Ropes and Knots Module for Firefighter I & II. This course is a great prerequisite for the Advanced Rope/Rescue course.

12 Hours (3 modules – 4 Hours each) Classroom and outdoor practical Outdoor portion of the class will occur rain or shine Practical Training will cover Use of learned skills and techniques outdoors on steep terrain with litter and patient.

Outdoor portion of the class will occur rain or shine

What to Bring to class: Boots, Helmet, Gloves, Safety Glasses/Sunglasses, Personal Harness (if you have one)

Appropriate outdoor clothing, Turnouts/Bunker gear, other gear that you department requires you to wear for this type of call, Task book for Firefighter I or II 

Instructors: Bob Newsome is a volunteer firefighter for Park County District #2 and was a member of Park County Search and Rescue for 25 years. He is a life member of The American Alpine Club and has climbed mountains from Alaska to Bolivia.

Doug Wadsworth has been involved in industrial and mine safety and rescue for many years. He is a 15 year member of the Tata Chemical surface rescue team and has taught surface rescue during his career.

John Patton has worked across the nation in the oil industry for several decades. He has taught rig safety, rig rescue and confined space rescue for the oil industry. He was a member of Park County Search and Rescue for many years.

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