Illinois Fire Service Institute


Rope Rescue Operations - Level I : 40 Hours

Student Fee

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Course Description

The scope of this course is to prepare local responders to operate as a local member of a regional team within the NIMS at a CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, or Explosive) WMD Event requiring statewide response that has resulted in the need for a low-angle rescue. This course provides those personnel with the basic knowledge and skills needed to perform rescues using rope systems. The class will cover the use of rope, rope equipment, hardware, construction of mechanical advantage systems, belay and safety systems, anchor systems, and patient packaging. Special consideration will be given to the policies ofstandard-making agencies such as OSHA, ANSI, NFPA, and others.


Fire department members that intend to seek Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) certification in Rope Operations, may require completion of other certification requirements. Please refer to the OSFM site or contact OSFM directly for specific details and information.


  Syllabus - Rope Rescue Operations.pdf

This course is part of the following Programs

  • nfa-endorsed
  • rope rescue


There are no prerequisites to taking this course

If you have specific questions about this course contact MICHAEL WOODARD

If you are interested in having this course taught in your area, contact your regional representative or MICHAEL WOODARD .

If you are not sure who your regional representative is, take a look at this map. It is color coded by county. The regional representatives are listed below.

Upcoming Classes

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orland park Mon, Apr 2 2018 -
Fri, Apr 6 2018

rockford Mon, Apr 16 2018 -
Fri, Apr 20 2018

Applicable Credits

As of 01/22/2018

FEMA Approved

This course has FEMA approval

NFA Endorsed

Hours: 40


NFPA 1006, Standard for Rescue Technician Professional Qualifications, 2003 Edition
NFPA 1670, Standard on Operating and Training for Technical Rescue Incidents, 2004 Edition
NFPA 1983, Fire Service Life Safety Rope and System Components, 2000 Edition


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Champaign, IL 61820
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