About the Course

Filmed on location at Vertical Rescue Solutions (VRS) headquarters and the various towers in the mountainous areas of Colorado’s Front Range, we caught up with Tom Wood to learn all about industrial rescue after a fall. Although this course was presented by Vertical Rescue Solutions for the PMI TowerPack™ and its use, the concept for work at height professionals cannot be over-emphasized.

What You'll Learn

Industrial Rescue After a Fall: TowerPack™ Rescue Solution by PMI covers topics such as:

  • Components of the TowerPack™

  • Self Escape by Controlled Descent

  • Solo Companion Rescue by Lower

  • Two-Person Rescue by Lower

  • Companion Rescue by Controlled Descent (Solo Rescuer)

  • Discussing the ANSI Z359 2007

  • And more!

Learn from One of the Best in the Industry

Learn more about the expert instructor

  • Tom Wood

    Rigging Lab Academy Instructor | Training Manager for PMI's Vertical Rescue Solutions

    Tom Wood

    Tom is the Training Manager for Vertical Rescue Solutions by PMI®. An 11-year veteran of the Alpine Rescue Team in Evergreen, Colorado, he has served as the team’s New Member Director, Equipment Director and ATV Director.During the Columbia Shuttle Recovery Effort in 2003, he served as a division SAR superintendant. Tom is a Level II Avalanche Technician and HeloTech II. He is also a certified tower climber, SPRAT Level 2 certified and an IRATA certified Rope Access Technician. A past presenter for the Mountain Rescue Association, National Association of Search and Rescue, International Technical Rescue Symposium (ITRS) and the Colorado Search and Rescue Board, Tom is also certified in CPR for the Healthcare Provider and First Responder.Tom comes from a commercial and residential construction background, and he learned firsthand the importance of jobsite safety and compliance while serving as the safety manager for two different roofing companies. A 1990 graduate of Kent State University’s Photojournalism program, Tom served as a Combat Photographer for the United States Marine Corps Reserves for six years. He is a freelance writer on the side, who has authored a memoir, Trading Steel for Stone, and contributed to several rescue and industrial safety books and publications. His extracurricular activities include mountaineering, writing, ice climbing, rock climbing, caving and trail running. He lives in Conifer, Colorado with his wife and three children.

Course Curriculum

Added Perks

Additional features Rigging Lab Academy Members are enjoying

  • Certificate of Completion

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  • 100% Self-Paced

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  • Private Discussion Board

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