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RT: Cave I/II


This course meets the NFPA 1006: Chapter 18 Qualifications for Rescue Technician: Cave Rescue I/II and may lead to Pro Board certification. The course is designed to present the most current, specialized cave rescue techniques to those individuals, groups, agencies and others interested in or charged with the responsibility of performing high angle, cliff, pit or cave rescue. The information is presented in seminar form, using both classroom and field work stressing hands-on training for students. The instructional team will consist of HCRU Instructors. The course is for individuals interested in developing the array of technical, medical and management skills required to conduct technical rescue. Previous classes have included personnel from cave rescue units, fire departments, rescue squads, emergency management agencies, park service personnel and EMTs. Individuals not working for an agency are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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

Special Equipment - All necessary equipment will be furnished with the exception of personal caving and safety gear. The following is strongly recommended to allow the student the maximum participation in the course:

1. Approved helmet, with chinstrap bracket (no fire helmets)

2. Three sources of light, with main source being mounted on the helmet

3. Sturdy, lugged-sole lace-up boots

4. Twenty feet of 1” tubular webbing

5. Full seat harness

6. Three locking carabiners

7. Rugged clothing (no turnout gear)

8. Gloves with leather palms (work gloves are fine)

9. Descending device (figure 8, rack, etc.)

10. Ascending system (Gibbs, Jumars, etc., if possible)

11. Small heavy-duty pack for above equipment (not frame backpack)

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 - Currently no book available

Certification Course Syllabus

Practical Exam Materials


  • 18 years of age
  • High School/GED
  • proof-HMAO
  • Medical training & Certified RT: Rope II

Course Dates

Alabama Fire College and Personnel Standards Commission | 2501 Phoenix Dr - Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35405 | Toll Free: 1 (800) 241-2467 - Fax: 205-391-3757