About the Course

Awareness is about knowledge, perception, and being well-informed. The process of technical rope rescue and rigging starts long before the bags and packs are pulled into action. Because rope rescue is a high-risk event, the first goal is safety and managing the risk to an acceptable level; first for the professional, then the patient, in that order.

The first course available in a three-part series, Rescue & Rigging Field Guide Series: Awareness concentrates on what is known as NFPA 1983. This standard is divided into two sections: Team and Organization (1670) and Individual Professional Qualification (1006). While these standards were originally written for the fire service, they have come to be the acceptable guidelines (if not) standards for most urban and rural rescue teams, fire service based or not. 

What You'll Learn

Inside this course, we'll cover topics such as:

  • The goal and objectives of the technical rope practitioner

  • The building blocks of technical rescue

  • Managing the site scene of a rescue

  • Terrain assessments

  • Moving the litter through various terrain classes

  • Patient packaging

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Learn more about the expert instructors

  • Rigging Lab Academy: Multiple Instructors

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    Rigging Lab Academy: Multiple Instructors

    This course is brought to you through the efforts of multiple Rigging Lab Academy Instructors. These instructors have hand-selected material from their full-featured courses — all of which are exclusively available here at Rigging Lab Academy — and contributed them to a specific section or unit of this course. By blending the teachings of various instructors, Rigging Lab Academy members will gain exposure to different areas of expertise, course materials, and teaching methodologies.

Course Curriculum

  • 1
    Unit 1: Welcome
    • 1.1 Welcome
    • 1.2 Course Material
    • 1.3 Rescue Response Gear - Rope Rescue Course Text: Awareness
  • 2
    Unit 2: Managing a Technical Rescue From the Edge
    • 2.1 Managing a Technical Rescue From the Edge
    • 2.2 Video Tutorial: Managing a Technical Rescue From the Edge
    • 2.3 Quiz
  • 3
    Unit 3: Terrain Assessment & Litter Movement
    • 3.1 Terrain Assessment & Litter Movement
    • 3.2 Video Tutorial: Terrain Assessment & Litter Movement
    • 3.3 Quiz: Terrain Assessment & Litter Movement
  • 4
    Unit 4: Patient Packaging
    • 4.1 Patient Packaging
    • 4.2 Video Tutorial: Patient Packaging
    • 4.3 Quiz: Patient Packaging
  • 5
    Unit 5: Litter Bearing: How to Get the Patient Through the Class 1 Terrain
    • 5.1 Litter Bearing: How to Get the Patient Through the Class 1 Terrain
    • 5.2 Video Tutorial: Litter Bearing: How to Get the Patient Through the Class 1 Terrain
    • 5.3 Quiz: Litter Bearing: How to Get the Patient Through the Class 1 Terrain
  • 6
    Unit 6: Basic Litter Handling: Class 2 Litter Handling
    • 6.1 Basic Litter Handling: Class 2 Litter Handling
    • 6.2 Video Tutorial: Basic Litter Handling: Class 2 Litter Handling
    • 6.3 Quiz: Basic Litter Handling: Class 2 Litter Handling
  • 7
    Unit 7: Basic Litter Handling: Class 3 Litter Handling
    • 7.1 Basic Litter Handling: Class 3 Litter Handling
    • 7.2 Video Tutorial: Basic Litter Handling: Class 3 Litter Handling
    • 7.3 Quiz
  • 8
    Unit 8: Wrap Up
    • 8.1 Wrap Up
  • 9
    Additional Resources
    • Definitions

Added Perks

Additional features Rigging Lab Academy Members are enjoying

  • Certificate of Completion

    Download your personalized Certificate of Completion after completing the course.

  • 100% Self-Paced

    Go through the course material as fast or as slow as you'd like.

  • Private Discussion Board

    Ask questions, meet other students, and even chat with the course instructor.

What Students Are Saying

  • Great course

    Dennis Ferrel

    Excellent introductory instruction!

    Excellent introductory instruction!

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