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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 10/1/18. Please click here for tuition rates after 10/1/18

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   $ 320 In-State     $ 540 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, September 24, 2018Friday, September 28, 2018Decatur Fire & Rescue (In-State Students Only)Register
Monday, October 15, 2018Friday, October 19, 2018Ozark Fire Department (In-State Students Only)Register
Monday, October 22, 2018Friday, October 26, 2018Fort Payne Fire Rescue (In-State Students Only)Course is full
Monday, October 22, 2018Friday, October 26, 2018Alabama Fire College & Personnel Standards CommissionCall 1-800-241-2467 to register
Monday, April 08, 2019Friday, April 12, 2019Alabama Fire College & Personnel Standards CommissionRegister
Monday, May 20, 2019Friday, May 24, 2019Alabama Fire College & Personnel Standards CommissionRegister

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