Horizontal Rope Rescue Systems Course

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Date(s) - 07/31/2017 - 08/06/2017
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Delaware County Emergency Services Training Center

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Med-Tex Services, Inc is piloting a new rope rescue class designed to address the horizontal rope requirements outlined in NFPA 1006.  This program is limited to 12 people with previous rope rescue operations training.

Additional Details:
This course will be held at the Delaware County Emergency Services Training Center located at:
1600 Calcon Hook Road, Sharon Hill, PA 19079
Course Dates and Fee:
Monday, July 31, 6:30 – 10:30pm
Thursday, August 3, 6:30 – 10:30pm
Saturday, August 5, 8:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, August 6, 8:00am – 4:00pm

$90.00 per person / Lunch and handouts are included

Course Description:

According to NFPA 1006 Standard for Technical Rescue Personnel Professional Qualifications, Rope Rescue Technicians must be able to build a “rope rescue system intended to move a suspended load along a horizontal path to avoid an obstacle.” What it does not say is exactly how you must be able to rig along a horizontal path. This course will instruct several horizontal rope rescue systems, allowing the students to accomplish specific NFPA 1006 Rope Rescue Technician level competencies. Students will work in small groups to build and operate high lines, reeving systems, dynamic two-rope offsets, and double skate blocks. Students will analyze the various systems for their pros and cons and practicality in the real world. They will also utilize load cell indicators to gain a more advanced understanding of critical angles and forces that are applied to rope rescue systems when rigging horizontally.

Download PDF Information Form: Horizontal Rope Rescue Systems Course

For additional information, please contact: Chris Feder: cfeder@med-texservices.com or: (484) 988-0579


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