About the Course

The third and final course available in a three-part series, Rescue & Rigging Field Guide Series: Technician provides various solutions for rope-based rescue situations in the urban and industrial environments into everyday operations as it relates to rescue and rigging.

This course is not meant to be exclusive but rather entirely intended to equipment technicians in furthering their knowledge and skills through field training; it ties into all areas of skills sets in both 1670 and 1006 (Operations and Technicians) respectively. This course covers all Operations level objectives for professional rescuers as listed in NFPA 1670 and 1006 and illuminates students to NFPA 1006 Chapters 4, 5 and 6 and provides rope-based rescue solutions for the urban and industrial environments. The material inside also touches on and depicts all relevant components of the NFPA Technical Rescuer skills sets in order to better prepare rescue and rigging professionals for field work and exercises. The ultimate determination of authority is the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ), and we’re proud to share that this course covers the majority of the JPRs (Job Performance Requirements) required per NFPA 1006.

This is an evergreen course and the expansion of its material is an ongoing process designed to eclipse and exceed all minimum requirements set forth by NFPA; the content will always be updated as new material is made and industry standards rise.

The course has been created with various rigging disciplines in mind, including volunteer and professional Firefighters, Industrial Rescue Team Responders, EMS providers, USAR members, Search and Rescue Team Members, Military Rescue personnel, Professional Rope Access Technicians, Tower Workers, and trainers.

What You'll Learn

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Knots, rope rescue equipment, and PPE

  • Belaying rescue loads and appropriate safety practices

  • Identifying anchor points and rigging anchor systems

  • Rescuer personal rope skills

  • Patient packaging and litter operations

  • Mechanical advantage theory

  • Raising and lowering systems

  • Rescuer and team-based rope rescue skills and techniques

  • Rescue decision-making and team deployment

  • An introduction to basic Highline Systems

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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 Rope Rescue Course Text
    • 1.4 Physics for Roping Technicians
  • 2
    Unit 2: Force Multipliers: Vectors, Scalars & Unitless Values
    • 2.1 Force Multipliers: Vectors, Scalars & Unitless Values
    • 2.2 Video Tutorial: Vectors, Scalars, & Unit-less Values Part 1
    • 2.3 Video Tutorial: Vectors, Scalars, & Unit-less Values Part 2
    • 2.4 Quiz: Force Multipliers: Vectors, Scalars & Unitless Values
  • 3
    Unit 3: Force Multipliers: Vector Analysis of Tripod Systems
    • 3.1 Force Multipliers: Vector Analysis of Tripod Systems
    • 3.2 Video Tutorial: Vector Analysis of Tripod Systems Part 1
    • 3.3 Video Tutorial: Vector Analysis of Tripod Systems Part 2
    • 3.4 Quiz: Force Multipliers: Vector Analysis of Tripod Systems
  • 4
    Unit 4: Elevated Anchor Systems
    • 4.1 Elevated Anchor Systems
    • 4.2 Video Tutorial: Confined Space Rig
    • 4.3 Video Tutorial: Rigging Physics of Aerial Ladders
    • 4.4 Video Tutorial: Basic Highlines / Single Trackline
    • 4.5 Video Tutorial: Basic Rigging Physics Principles: Critical Angles Specific to Highline Construction: Case Study
    • 4.6 Video Tutorial: Understanding Resultants: A Case Study
    • 4.7 Video Tutorial: Tension and Compression Study
    • 4.8 Quiz: Elevated Anchor Systems
  • 5
    Unit 5: Horizontal Systems: Highlines
    • 5.1 Horizontal Systems: Highlines
    • 5.2 Video Tutorial: Advanced Vector Analysis of Highline Introduction
    • 5.3 Video Tutorial: Advanced Vector Analysis of Highlines Part 1
    • 5.4 Video Tutorial: Advanced Vector Analysis of Highlines Part 2
    • 5.5 Video Tutorial: Highlines vs Tracklines
    • 5.6 Video Tutorial: Basic Highlines / Single Trackline
    • 5.7 Video Tutorial: English Reeve Highline
    • 5.8 Video Tutorial: Norwegian Reeve Highline
    • 5.9 Quiz: Horizontal Systems: Highlines
  • 6
    Unit 6: Horizontal Systems: Offsets
    • 6.1 Horizontal Systems: Offsets
    • 6.2 Video Tutorial: Two Rope Offset System Intro
    • 6.3 Video Tutorial: Two Rope Offset - Another Look
    • 6.4 Video Tutorial: Rigging the Yoke: Major Tagline Part 1
    • 6.5 Video Tutorial: Mainline Side: Major Tagline Part 2
    • 6.6 Video Tutorial: Gin Pole: Major Tagline Part 3
    • 6.7 Video Tutorial: Control Side: Major Tagline Part 4
    • 6.8 Quiz: Horizontal Systems:Offsets
  • 7
    Unit 7: Mid-Wall Rescues
    • 7.1 Unit Material
    • 7.2 Tower Rescue for Emergency Responders Manual
    • 7.3 Mid-Wall Rescues
    • 7.4 Video Tutorial: Uninjured Victim Pick-Off
    • 7.5 Video Tutorial: Victim Clinging Pick-Off Traveling Brake
    • 7.6 Video Tutorial: Ground Based Simple Lower End Carry Pick-Off
    • 7.7 Video Tutorial: Traveling Brake: Bottom Brake Tender
    • 7.8 Video Tutorial: Litter Scoop