This 40-hour program is designed to provide operations-level and technician-level skills to all participants. The course meets all technician-level requirements outlined in the new Tower Rescue Chapter of NFPA 1670 (2014 Edition).
Participants will become prepared for emergency response to high-angle rescue incidents involving communications towers, radio towers and other man-made structures. Training topics include tower hazards, RF safety, tower climbing equipment and techniques and tower rescue methods. These subjects will be addressed in a classroom environment and during multiple vertical training evolutions on a variety of structures. Written and practical skills testing will be conducted at the conclusion of this course, but state certification is not available.
Locations: NIPSTA Campus | Glenview, IL (April 18 ONLY) on other days, a variety of off-Campus venues will be utilized in order to accomplish the course objectives. Likely locations include West Wilmington, IL and Pleasant Prairie, WI. Complete details will be available during the first day of training. Class run Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Student Requirements: Bring lunch, helmet, Class 3 harness, work boots & rope rescue gloves.
Program Prerequisites: Vertical II or Rope Rescue-Technician Level