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Technical Rescue Personnel: Rope Rescue Awareness and Operations

October 21, 2024

Alabama Fire College & Personnel Standards & Education Commission

This course is based on NFPA 1006: Standard for Technical Rescue Personnel Professional Qualifications, Chapter 5, 2021 Edition. 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.


18 years of age;High School Diploma or GED;Physically capable to perform training;Emergency Medical Care Training for entry-level personnel;Hazardous Materials and Incident Contact Control Training for entry-level personnel;Prior to Certification completion of psychological support/education training.


Instate Cost: 350

Out of State Cost: 590

Required Text:

Jones & Bartlett, Rope Rescue: Principles and Practice, Fifth Edition

Certification Course Syllabus

Certification Practical Exam Materials – Currently under revision

Special Equipment:

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