Ronin Safety & Rescue conducts all of our Rope Rescue Training and Certification Courses to NFPA standards. These standards are:

NFPA 1006: Standard for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications, 2017 Edition

NFPA 1006 describes the performance objectives that individual personnel must meet to achieve the Awareness, Operations, or Technician Level for many rescue disciplines, including Rope Rescue, and Tower Rescue.

NFPA 1670: Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents, 2017 Edition

NFPA 1670 describes the type of training and procedures that an organization must have in place in order to function at the Awareness, Operations, or Technician level in any of the technical rescue disciplines.

The lead instructors on our Rope Rescue certification courses have attended both Ronin and third party instructor level training programs. Ronin continually strives to keep the content and instructional technique current with the latest developments and testing in the rescue community. As such Ronin annually attends symposiums such as the International Technical Rescue Symposium, rescue competitions such as GRIMP Day and continually updates our training and methods to reflect current best practice and innovation.

Rope Rescue Courses

Rope Rescue Operations

40 Hour

Rope Rescue Level 1 takes a Novice Rescuer and gives them the skills needed to conduct challenging rescues at height. The focus will be on multi-point anchors, challenging locations, mechanical advantage systems, and the skill set needed to ascend and descend rope safely and efficiently.

Operations Certification is a four-day, 40 hour program. This program provides individuals training in accordance with NFPA 1006 2017 Rope Rescue Operations Level, as well as NFPA 1670 2017 Rope Rescue Operations Level for groups and teams. Completion of an Operations Certification Program is a prerequisite for participation in a Technician Certification Program.

Skills taught:

  • Direct a team in the operation of simple and compound rope mechanical advantage system in high-angle raising operations
  • Direct a lowering operations in a high-angle environment
  • Construct a multiple-point anchor system
  • Construct a compound rope mechanical advantage system
  • Ascend a fixed rope in a high-angle environment
  • Descend a fixed rope in a high-angle environment

 


Combo Confined Space and Rope Rescue Operations

50 Hour

Our 5-day Combination Confined Space/Rope Rescue Operations course will give successful participants the knowledge and skills to be an operations level rescuer as outlined in NFPA 1006, Chapters 5 & 7. Building on the Basic Rescuer foundation skills, participants will be challenged to approach technical scenarios in a High Angle environment, and will be introduced to rescue in a Confined Space environment. The course includes theory in a classroom environment, but focuses on a hands-on approach to learning new equipment and refining techniques.

Successful participants will be given two certifications: Confined Space Rescue, Operations & High Angle Rope Rescue, Operations.

Skills taught:

  • Define a confined space
  • Identify types of confined spaces
  • Explain the different hazard types found in spaces
  • Mitigate hazards and perform control techniques
  • Utilize personal protective equipment
  • Comprehend basic atmospheric monitoring concepts
  • Direct a team in the operation of simple and compound rope mechanical advantage system
  • Direct a lowering/raising operations in high-angle and confined space environments
  • Construct a multiple-point anchor system
  • Construct a compound rope mechanical advantage system
  • Ascend/Descend a fixed rope in a high-angle environment

 


Rope Rescue Technician

40 Hour

Rope Rescue Technician adds to the Rope Rescue Operations skill set and gives the participant the knowledge and confidence to tackle the most technically demanding rescues.

Technician Certification is a four-day, 40 hour program. This program provides individuals training in accordance with NFPA 1006 2017 Rope Rescue Technician Level, as well as NFPA 1670 2017 Rope Rescue Technician Level for groups and teams.

The prerequisite for participation in a Technician Certification program is either a Rope Rescue Operations Certification, or evidence of training and competency in the Performance Objectives required for Rope Rescue Operations.

At the end of this training, the successful student will be able to:

  1. Access a patient using techniques that require rescuers to climb up or down natural or manmade structures
  2. Performing a high-angle rope rescue of a person suspended from, or stranded on, a structure or landscape feature
  3. Understanding and applying the principles of the physics involved in constructing rope rescue systems, including system safety factors, critical angles, and the causes and effects of force multipliers
  4. Performing a high-angle rope rescue with a litter using tender(s) to negotiate obstacles, manipulate or position the patient, or provide medical care while being raised and lowered
  5. Moving a patient packaged in a litter up and over an edge during a raising operation with a rope system
  6. Selecting, constructing, and using a high-line rope system to move a rescuer and a patient along a horizontal path above an obstacle or projection

 

Skills taught:

  • Conduct suspended operations a rope rescue system in a high-angle environment, including managing the movement of the patient
  • Direct a team in the removal of a victim suspended from rope or webbing in a high-angle environment
  • Direct a team in the operation of a rope system to move a suspended rescue load along a horizontal path, including avoiding an obstacle
  • Access a patient in a high-angle environment using techniques that require rescuers to climb up or down natural or manmade structures
  • Isolate and manage potentially harmful energy sources found in erected structures

 


Tower Rescue Technician

30 Hour

Tower Rescue Technician Certification is a four-day, 40 hour program. This program provides training in accordance with NFPA 1006 2017 Chapter 4 Tower Rescue, Operations and Technician Levels.

The Tower Rescue Technician Course adapts the Rope Rescue Technician skill set to the unique requirements of operating and performing rescue from tower structures, including tower cranes and antenna towers. Additional competencies include use, operation, and rescue from fall protection systems (including fall arrest, horizontal lifelines, and energy absorbing lanyards), tower climbing techniques, and pre-climb checklists and rescue planning.

Prerequisites for participation in a Tower Rescue Technician Certification program are either a NFPA 1006 Rope Rescue Technician Certification, or evidence of training and competency in the Performance Objectives required for a NFPA 1006 Rope Rescue Technician Rescuer.

At the end of this training, the successful student will be able to perform the following rescue techniques:

Operations Level (with two rescuers on the tower):

(a) Releasing a subject from fall protection

(b) Lowering a subject vertically down an unobstructed 
path

(c) Performing a rescue of a subject where methods re
quire up to a 15-degree deviation from plumb and 
can be performed with a tag line

Technician Level – (with only one rescuer on the tower):

(a) Releasing a subject from common types of fall protection including a vertical lifeline (cable), vertical lifeline (rope), fall arrest lanyard, and SRL

(b) Lowering a subject vertically down an obstructed path

(c) Performing a rescue where the subject must be moved horizontally as well as vertically

 


Advanced Rescue Seminar

50 Hour

The Advanced Rescue Seminar presented by Ronin Safety & Rescue is designed to develop instructor level knowledge of rope rescue systems and expose participants to a wide variety of techniques.

Ronin’s Advanced Rescue Seminar instructors have gained significant international rope rescue experience from competing in the GRIMP Day competition in Namur, Belgium. Ronin also annually attends the International Technical Rescue Symposium, where rescue practitioners from across North America gather to share new ideas, testing, and case studies. Ronin’s instructors on this program are all rope access qualified (SPRAT) as well as NFPA rope and confined space rescue technicians.

Rescue Physics and Philosophy:

  • Safety Factors & Integral safety systems
  • Twin Tensioned Rope Lowering
  • Mechanical Advantage systems
  • Rescue team management

 

Artificial High Directional usage:

  • Equal leg tripod
  • Easel leg tripod
  • Bipod
  • Sideways A frame
  • Monopod
  • Arizona Vortex
  • SMC Terradaptor

 

Pick-off & Line Transfer Rescue techniques:

  • Large Team Pick-off techniques (greater than three rescuers)
  • Small Team Pick-off techniques (three or fewer rescuers)
  • Rescuer only Pick-off
  • Pitch Head Rescue and cross hauling

 

Tensioned Rope Systems:

  • Kootenay Highline System
  • Twin Trackline Systems
  • Cross Haul Systems
  • Horizontal Highline
  • Norwegian Reeve
  • English Reeve
  • Sloping Highline
  • Guiding Line
  • Skate Block

 


THARRP – Technical High Angle Rope Rescue Program

THARRP is run jointly by WorkSafe BC (WSBC) and the BC Construction Safety Alliance (BCCSA). THARRP provides funding for eligible fire departments to equip high angle rescue teams, and train high angle rescue instructors.

A THARRP funded instructor is required to meet the competencies of NFPA 1006 Rope Rescue Technician and NFPA 1670 Tower Rescue Technician. The NFPA 1670 Tower Rescue Technician course is also the only accepted update training course for THARRP funded instructors.

Ronin Safety & Rescue Inc. is an approved THARRP training provider.

THARRP Operating Procedures can be found at the following link:

https://www.bccsa.ca/THARRP.html