Illinois Fire Service Institute


Rope Rescue Technician : 84 Hours

Student Fee

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Course Description

This course is FEMA approved and may also eligible for certification with ProBoard. 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 high-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 of standard-making agencies such as OSHA, ANSI, NFPA, and others.


  Syllabus - Rope Tech.pdf

This course is part of the following Programs

  • nfa-endorsed
  • rope rescue


IFSI prerequisites are based on Illinois and NFPA standards. Equivalencies from other agencies will be reviewed upon request.

If you have specific questions about this course contact MICHAEL WOODARD

Upcoming Classes

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orland park Mon, Aug 6 2018 -
Fri, Aug 10 2018

Mon, Aug 13 2018 -
Fri, Aug 17 2018

utica Mon, Oct 29 2018 -
Fri, Nov 9 2018

Applicable Credits

As of 01/22/2018

NFA Endorsed

Hours: 80


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

NIMS Compliant

This course is NIMS compliant


NFPA 1006
11 Gerty Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820
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Fax: (217) 244-6790
Phone: (217) 333-8925
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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