TOWER RESCUE FOR FIRST RESPONDERS

Tower rescue for first responders - Petzl Technical InstituteTower climbing and rescue techniques for the professional and volunteer emergency responder.

Objectives:

  • Introduction into the principles and techniques needed to access, package and rescue patients from below using structural/tower climbing and ground-up rescue techniques.
  • Provide solutions for tower-based rescue situations in the urban and industrial environments.

Content:

  • Knots, rope rescue equipment, and PPE.
  • Belaying rescue loads and appropriate safety practices.
  • Identifying anchor points and rigging anchor systems.
  • Tower climbing and movement skills.
  • Patient packaging.
  • Mechanical advantage theory.
  • Raising and lowering systems.
  • Rescuer-based and team-based rope tower rescue skills and techniques.
  • Rescue decision-making and team deployment.

Audience:

  • Volunteer and professional Firefighters.
  • Industrial rescue team responders.
  • EMS providers.
  • USAR members.
  • Tower workers.
  • Search and rescue team members.
  • Professional rope access technicians and trainers.
  • Military rescue personnel.