Wilderness Rope Rescue - Workshop

20 Hours / 2 Days

This workshop standardizes wilderness rope rescue and provides the foundation skills for students who would like to move into the wilderness rescue discipline. This course is designed to meet the job performance requirements found for NFPA 1006 Chapter 11, 2021 Edition.


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Course Contents

The course includes:

  • Governing Principles
  • Identification of resources
  • Rescue site size up, overview and safety
  • Command & Communication
  • Managing hazards and resources
  • Ropes (knots, bends and hitches)
  • Equipment familiarization
  • Anchoring and rigging principles
  • Force limiting, fall factors, force multipliers
  • Patient packaging
  • Simple mechanical advantage systems
  • Dual capability two tensioned rope systems 
  • Edge management
  • Low to steep embankment rescue scenarios

The course consists of both classroom and field instruction.

This workshop is in conformance with NFPA 1006 & 1670 and meets and exceeds all WorkSafeBC Standards for Wilderness Rescue.


Students will be given a written, individual proficiency, and team practical evaluation.

What To Bring:

It is recommended that students bring weather-appropriate clothing and boots/shoes as field exercises will take place outside. Please bring a lawn chair for outside training venues.

We will provide student kits to include harness, gloves, helmet, etc. Students are welcome to bring their own PPE if they prefer.

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