This is a five day (40 hour) course. Key topics include: Team Organization, Rescue, and Environmental Considerations, Use of Ropes, Knots Rigging & Pulley Systems, Descending, Rappelling, and Belaying Tools and Techniques, Subsurface Rescue Techniques, use of cribbing, wedges, cutting/prying and hydraulic tools, use of fire service ladders in specialized rescue situations, and simulated rescue exercises.
Prerequisites: Fire Fighter I or equivalent training, Low Angle Rope Rescue Operational
This class is taught in cooperation with Santa Ana College Fire Technology Department. Upon class completion students will receive .8 unit of community college credit through Santa Ana College in addition to a California State Fire Marshal Certificate.