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The Introduction to Two Tension Rope Systems with Artificial High Directionals Mini-Course was specifically designed around the needs of the Volcano Rescue Team (VRT). A heavy focus was placed on the use and construction of the Arizona Vortex, a new piece of equipment for the team. In conjunction with artificial high directional work, a large amount of two tension system, knot craft, and high angle offsets are covered. All of these together allowed for an exclusive course delivered around the cutting edge of high angle rescue techniques currently being used by the industry.
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Here's What You'll Learn

After you go through the material inside this mini-course, you’ll walk away feeling confident in your knowledge of topics like…

  • Arizona Vortex principles and physics (constructed as an Easel A-frame and Sideways A-frame)

  • How to use two tension rope systems with the CMC MPD

  • Using a variety of Bowline knots to include the double-long tail and bowline with a bight

  • How to operate several different high angle offsets to include tracking line, two rope, and deflection (dynamic directional)

  • And more!

Learn from One of the Best in the Industry

Learn more about the expert instructor

  • Jason Ilowite

    Rigging Lab Academy Instructor | Firefighter

    Jason Ilowite

    Jason is an avid rope rescue enthusiast. He took a specific interest in the technical rescue aspect of the fire department, got assigned to the county’s heavy rescue squad, and developed a passion for rope rescue. He's been lucky enough to participate in classes with people from all across the rope spectrum. As such, he sort of adopted the rope rescue program in his department as his own, and he’s in the process of writing manuals and developing training.He has big visions of changing the “old school fire department rigging culture” from antiquated tactics that are no longer accepted in the rescue world, to more modern and efficient rigging. To Jason, it's important that people who practice rope rescue craft an understanding of the “why” behind the “how”, something that is not often something explored in the fire department rescue world. As an instructor at Rigging Lab Academy, Jason offers a great perspective from both inside and outside the fire rescue world which allows him to convey important messages to his audience in a very relatable way.When he's not busy at the firehouse he works at in Loudoun County, VA, Jason loves to spend time with his two daughters.

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Lesson Plan

From start to finish, this is the blueprint to help build your technical confidence, leadership skills, and overall knowledge of Two Tension Rope Systems.

  • 1
    Unit 1: Welcome
    • 1.1 Welcome
    • 1.2 Welcome Video
    • 1.3 About the Volcano Rescue Team
  • 2
    Unit 2: Introduction to Two Tension Rope Systems
    • 2.1 Introduction to Two Tension Rope Systems
    • 2.2 Main Anchor Control System
    • 2.3 Video Tutorial: Main Anchor Control System
    • 2.4 Securing Method for an Easel A Leg
    • 2.5 Video Tutorial: Securing Method for an Easel A Leg
    • 2.6 Raising System
    • 2.7 Video Tutorial: Raising System
    • 2.8 Video Tutorial: Portuguese Bowline
    • 2.9 Quiz
  • 3
    Unit 3: Tracking Line Offset: Side A-Frame Tracking Line
    • 3.1 Tracking Line Offset: Side A-Frame Tracking Line
    • 3.2 SA Tracking Line Overview
    • 3.3 Video Tutorial: SA Tracking Line Overview
    • 3.4 Trackline Tensioning System
    • 3.5 Video Tutorial: Trackline Tensioning System
    • 3.6 SA Tracking Line Anchor
    • 3.7 Video Tutorial: SA Tracking Line Anchor
    • 3.8 Quiz
  • 4
    Unit 4: Major Two Rope Offset Using a Sideways A-Frame
    • 4.1 Major Two Rope Offset Using a Sideways A-Frame
    • 4.2 Two Rope Offset Near Side Overview
    • 4.3 Video Tutorial: Two Rope Offset Near Side Overview
    • 4.4 Two Rope Offset Far Side Overview
    • 4.5 Video Tutorial: Two Rope Offset Far Side Overview
    • 4.6 Quiz
  • 5
    Unit 5: Dynamic Directional Offset
    • 5.1 Dynamic Directional Offset
    • 5.2 Dynamic Directional Overview
    • 5.3 Video Tutorial: Dynamic Directional Overview
    • 5.4 Dynamic Directional Deflection
    • 5.5 Video Tutorial: Dynamic Directional Deflection
    • 5.6 Dynamic Directional Back-Ties
    • 5.7 Video Tutorial: Dynamic Directional Back-Ties
    • 5.8 Dynamic Directional Front-Ties
    • 5.9 Video Tutorial: Dynamic Directional Front-Ties
    • 5.10 Quiz
  • 6
    Unit 6: Wrap Up
    • 6.1 Wrap Up
    • 6.2 Trailer Video
    • 6.3 Gear Buying Guide

Added Bonuses & Features

Along with the 6 units of this mini-course, you’ll also receive...

  • Exclusive Course Content

    Hand-crafted written content, video demonstrations, and quizzes to help you soak in, visualize, and test your knowledge of what you’re learning.

  • Certificate of Completion

    Download your personalized Certificate of Completion after completing this mini-course.

  • 100% Self-Paced

    Start and stop this course whenever you’d like. After you create a free account, this mini-course will always be in your student dashboard.

  • Private Discussion Board

    Ask questions, share experiences, and even chat with the course instructor.

  • Online Mastermind Community

    An open door to get the help you need from a team who wants to see you succeed.

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