Rope Rescue

NFPA 1670 & 1006

Course Description

This course covers safely and effectively responding to a variety of high and low angle rescue incidents. Class is taught via both cognitive and practical hands-on training.

The course covers basic skills to the most advanced technical rescue skills include practical exercises and category based testing, based on requirements of OSHA and NFPA 1006 and 1670. This test should also serve as a means of documenting proficiency in accordance with NFPA 1670 / 1006, ANSI Z490 and OSHA 1910.146.

This course will teach students necessary skills to affect a rescue from confined spaces and to perform technical rope rescue operations in an industrial setting. The course shall include extensive hands-on teaching and problem-solving exercises. Testing includes skills proficiency, scenario-based performance evaluation of the class and a written exam.

The course will begin with basic skills and include practical exercises and testing in both areas of hands-on and a written test as per NFPA 1006, ANSI Z490 standards and TRS training requirements. These tests are designed and implemented to serve as a means of documenting proficiency as it pertains to the training. A complete “course packet” will be presented to the training host at the successful completion of the training.

Additional Terminal Learning Objectives: A review of the “All Stop” and “Wet Conditions Alert” commands, definitions, team member’s responsibilities and situations. Working as a team with a “rescue group supervisor” on concepts involving a technical rescue scene.

Hauling and Lifeline Review
Tower and Structure Vertical Rope Rescue
Tower and Structure Vertical Rope Rescue
  • Introduction to NFPA regulations and standards
  • Federal and Industrial Standards including OSHA, NATE, ANSI Z359, NFPA and training standards ANSI Z490
  • Principles of scene evaluation in rope rescue situations
  • Your department’s equipment review and inspection
  • Rope Rescue PPE Inspection and Documentation
  • Rescue Harness uses, fit, inspection review
  • Rope Rescue equipment, capabilities, care and inspection
  • Rope Rescue scene and rescue option review and hands-on
  • Anchoring options and reviews
  • Anchoring angle forces and options
  • Edge protection review and options
  • Pulley application, forces and limitations
  • Rope Rescue Rigging, options, forces utilizing aerial apparatus
  • Basic and specific equipment and hauling rigging review
  • Knots –lifeline inspection and care
  • Mechanical Advantage systems, forces and uses
  • Understanding, prevention and treatment for suspension trauma
  • Patient-evaluation in a technical rescue situation
  • Litter patient packaging options and lifting
  • Low angle rescue, scene evaluation
  • Low angle scene setup and anchoring options
  • Low angle rescue, hauling and safety-systems options
  • Low angle rescue large scene (MCI) review
  • Case history reviews
  • Written test review and completion
  • Course review and closing Q&A time


  • 1 Day – Awareness Level = None
  • 2 Day – Operations Level = Awareness
  • 3 Day – Technician Level = Awareness and Operations

Class Size Limit:

  • 1 Day – Awareness = no limit
  • 2 Day – Operations = 10 Students
  • 3 Day – Technician = 10 Students

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NFPA Tower Rescue