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RT: Rope I

October 2

Guntersville Fire Department

This course is based on NFPA 1006: Standard for Technical Rescue Personnel Professional Qualifications. 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.

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


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 OR Alabama issued Certified Volunteer Fire Fighter or Certified Fire Fighter I


Instate Cost: 0

Out of State Cost: 0

Required Text:

High-Angle Rope Rescue I & II

Certification Course Syllabus

Practical Exam Materials

Special Equipment:

  • Coveralls
  • Helmet (climbing helmet)
  • Boots (hiking or work boots)
  • Work gloves (climbing or leather work gloves)
  • Knee and Elbow pads (optional)