Rope Rescue Awareness
NFPA 1670 1998 Edition
This class meets and exceeds awareness level training as outlined in NFPA 1670, 1998 edition. Rope Rescue Awareness is the introductory level designed to familiarize the student with the techniques necessary to save himself or herself from harm by escaping from a hazardous environment. This is a superb class for the first time student, or the veteran rescuer who desires to brush up on basic skills. Course objectives include equipment familiarization (soft- ware and hardware) and rigging techniques. Consideration is given to the various construction and materials used in rope rescue equipment and their effect on rigging techniques. At the conclusion of the class, students will be able to demonstrate proficiency at knots, bends, harnesses, webbing and cordage used in rope rescue. Additional instruction will be given in rigging, rappelling, locking off, self-rescue and pick-off techniques.