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RT: Cave I/II

July 27

Huntsville Cave Rescue Unit

This course is based on NFPA 1006: Standard for Technical Rescue Personnel Professional Qualifications, Chapter 18. The course is designed for those persons who respond to incidents involving the application of special knowledge, skills, and equipment to safely resolve unique or complex rescue situations.

Due to NFPA 1006 standard change, courses scheduled in 2024 can be located here: Technical Rescue Personnel: Cave Rescue Awareness, Operations, and Technician


(Pro Board or IFSAC) Certified Rescue Technician: Rope II


Instate Cost: 350

Out of State Cost: 590

Required Text:

Currently no book available

Certification Course Syllabus

Practical Exam Materials

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)