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RT: Rope I


This course is based on NFPA 1006: Standard for Technical Rescue Personnel Professional Qualifications, and may lead to IFSAC and Pro Board certifications. This course begins with an Introduction to Technical Rescue and goes into rope rescue techniques. The classroom portion includes a review of equipment, knots, and rope safety. Instruction events include: establishing need for rope rescue; uses and limitations of equipment; knot craft; safety aspects; anchoring systems; rescue rappelling; third man rescue; lowering systems; and other aspects of rope rescue.

*Note, there will be a tuition increase for all courses starting after 10/1/17. Please click here for tuition rates after 10/1/17

For more information, call 1-800-241-2467

Special Equipment - Coveralls, Helmet (climbing helmet), Boots (hiking or work boots); Work gloves (climbing or leather work gloves); Knee and Elbow pads (optional)

Physical Requirements - This is a very physically demanding course which requires student to be in good physical condition.

Hours   40
Course Cost   $ 295 In-State     $ 495 Out-Of-State    

Required Text - High-Angle Rope Rescue I & II

Certification Course Syllabus

Practical Exam Materials


  • Certified Volunteer Fire Fighter or Certified Fire Fighter I or documented proof of Hazardous Materials First Responder training at the Awareness and Operations levels
  • Proof of course of instruction equivalent to or exceeding the DOT Medical First Responder

Course Dates

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Monday, July 31, 2017Friday, August 04, 2017Gulf Shores Fire & Rescue (In-State Students Only)Course is full
Wednesday, August 02, 2017Sunday, August 20, 2017Rainbow City Fire Department (In-State Students Only)Register
Monday, September 11, 2017Friday, September 15, 2017Trussville Fire & Rescue (In-State Students Only)Register
Monday, September 11, 2017Friday, September 15, 2017Alabama Fire College & Personnel Standards CommissionRegister
Monday, September 18, 2017Friday, September 22, 2017Birmingham Fire & Rescue Service (In-State Students Only)Register
Monday, October 16, 2017Friday, October 20, 2017Ozark Fire Department (In-State Students Only)Course is full
Monday, February 26, 2018Friday, March 02, 2018Alabama Fire College & Personnel Standards CommissionRegister

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