NIPSTA’s Rope Rescue Technician “bridge” program is designed for individuals who have successfully completed the Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) Vertical II certification prior to the release of the 2017 OSFM Rope Rescue Technician course. NIPSTA’s Rope Technician Bridge Course covers the required advanced skills needed to update Vertical II students to the current NFPA 1670 Technician level standards. Students will leave prepared to operate as a member of a regional team capable of responding to statewide emergencies involving CBRNE or WMD, where advanced rope rescue may be needed.
Spring: April 23 or May 29 (CLOSED)
Summer: July 25 or Sept 7, 2018
Fall: October 4, 2018
Interested in a Rope Tech Bridge Course for your department or team? Contact our Course Coordinator, for details.
As recommended by the IL OSFM, the following textbook is required for NIPSTA's Rope Rescue Technician course. As such, the material in this textbook supports skills and terms used in NIPSTA's Rope Tech Bridge Course. Students are encoraged to obtain a copy of this textbook for reference:
Title: High Angle Rope Rescue, Levels I & II, 4th Edition
The following field guide is recommended for NIPSTA's Rope Tech Bridge course:
The Essential Technical Rescue Field Operations Guide, Edition 4
*Ordering information can be found on the course registration page.