Rescue Technician Technical Rope Rescue
Old Course Code: RTTR

Instructional Hours: 54.00

Objective: The objective of this course is to provide the skills necessary for an emergency services responder to function as part of a special team to extricate victims in low and high angle environment.

Learning Outcome: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to function as part of an integrated rescue team utilizing incident command to accomplish a safe rescue. The final written and practical examination must be completed with a score of 70% or better.

Course Content: Major topics covered in the course include anchoring, mechanical advantage systems, rappelling in the vertical environment, and constructing high-line rescue systems. Practical evolutions are team focused.

Methods of Instruction: Lecture, discussion, audio/visual material, lab/shop instruction, skill check evaluations, and a final examination.

ACE Credit Recommendations:
Credit Recommendation: The ACE/CREDIT recommendation for this course is in the vocational certificate or lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Rescue Technician or Firefighting: Special Topics (2/09).

The prerequisites for this course are Protective Envelope and Foam, Pre-Emergency Response Training, Firefighter I or equivalent


Rescue Technician Revised 60 Hours (RTR), Rescue Specialist I (RSI), Rescue Technician - Site Operations (RES-101) or Rescue Technician: Site Operations and Vehicle and Machinery Rescue (RES-201)(RTVMR)

Upon successful completion, this course partially satisfies the professional certification requirements for:

  • Rope Technical Rescuer I & II