RESCUE THE RESCUER 2023 EDITION
What's it all about?
This 5-day, 10+ hours per day seminar is designed for rescue and rope access team leaders. Each day will be a combination of classroom learning and preparation followed by field-testing of systems, including the failing of those systems. This failure will be followed up with the students implementing a recovery of the system and rescuing the rescuer and patient from the failed system – a truly worse case rescue scenario all while recording relevant data and documenting practices.
Attendees will have the rare-if-ever opportunity to experience failures that are usually only talked about as theory and execute recoveries from those failures.
The course has been refined over the last 2 years to minimise in-class time and maximise time on rope. Be prepared to work long, and hard, hours. This is a 'grown-up' course. You will leave this course a better leader, and rescuer.
Field topics may include:
Highlines and double reeve systems
TTRS and DMDB choices and consequences
Students must have sufficient rope rescue skill and experience in order to fully participate in the course. Be advised that on Day One participants will be assessed on their personal skills. They will then be streamed accordingly, with an advanced stream and a regular stream, and will complete scenarios according to their skill level. This course will be mentally and physically demanding. Contact us for clarification.
2023 will now include a 'Tactical Edition'
Designed for Law Enforcement - topics will include the above but also rescue from situations such as distressed person interventions, injured rappellers, dynamic and stealth tactics, protestor interventions and more. Hosted by Peel Regional Police Tactical Team and to be held in the Toronto area.
Personal Gear Required:
Manufactured Class II or III harness
Rugged, closed toe shoes
Pen and notepad
Hands free stop DCD or system with hands free stop.
Ascending system with 2 points of attachment at or above the waist
Dynamic cowstails or lanyards for fall protection/positioning
6 x 24kn or greater locking carabiners
Assorted short slings and prusik cords
5+m accessory cord
Backup/Fall Arrest device
Mechanical Ascending system
Small rope grab
Small Rescue pulley
Humility, joy, and a sense of humor are mandatory!
*We will have supplemental gear available to fill in gaps or give you options to try different gear/systems. All system rope in class will be 11mm (7/16). Please contact us if you have any specific needs.