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RT: Cave I/II Non-Cert

July 27

Huntsville Cave Rescue Unit

This 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 course 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. This course meets the NFPA 1006: Chapter 18 Qualifications for Rescue Technician: Cave Rescue. The course subjects include all phases of cave rescue organization and management.

Subjects covered:
• Single Rope Technique
• Incident Command System
• Underground Environment
• Underground Communications
• Cave Specific Medical Considerations
• Response Systems
• Patient Packaging and Movement
• Hauling/Lowering Systems
• Vertical Rescue
• Extrication Techniques
• Pre-Planning and Logistics



Instate Cost: 0

Out of State Cost: 0

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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:

  • Approved helmet, with chinstrap bracket (no fire helmets)
  • Three sources of light, with main source being mounted on the helmet
  • Sturdy, lugged-sole lace-up boots
  • Twenty feet of 1” tubular webbing
  • Full seat harness
  • Three locking carabiners
  • Rugged clothing (no turnout gear)
  • Gloves with leather palms (work gloves are fine)
  • Descending device (figure 8, rack, etc.)
  • Ascending system (gibbs, jumars, etc., if possible)
  • Small heavy-duty pack for above equipment (not frame backpack)