Rope Rescue Technician
AS OF SEPTEMBER 5, 2017, THIS COURSE IS NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION UNTIL THE COURSE ENROLLMENT IS FULL.
**This course was previously scheduled as "Rescue Specialist - Vertical II". However, in accordance with the August 2017 OSFM certification updates, revisions and additions - this class is now being offered as Rope Rescue Technician.
A collaborative partnership between the Cook County Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Management and NIPSTA results in this forty (40) hour program been designed to complete the requirements of a Level II Rope Rescuer as defined by NFPA 1006 Standard for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications. This course will prepare students for emergency response to the scene of a technician level rope rescue incident, especially those involving terrorism. Training topics include safety, new technology in rope rescue, advanced rigging of high anchor points and directional, and accessing victims on erected structures. This course will include multiple rigging scenarios for moving rescue loads along horizontal paths, including skate blocks, cross-haul systems, guiding lines, and high-lines. These will be addressed in a classroom environment and during multiple vertical training evolutions. Written and practical skills testing will be conducted at the conclusion of this course.
Lunch, helmet, class 3 harness, and work boots & gloves appropriate for rope exercises.
Rope Rescue Operations
REQUEST FOR REGISTRATION APPLICATION PROCESS: Departments may not hold spots. Individual student names are required at the time of registration
This program is supported through a federal grant administered by the Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Students will be considered for acceptance according to the following prioritization as determined by IL MABAS:
1) First priority is provided to Requests for Registration received from first responders included on the training roster of an IL MABAS Special Operations Team that is located within Cook County along with credentialed members of a state-wide specialized team recognized by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA). Approved students will receive a tuition fee waiver and may be eligible for reimbursement from IL MABAS for approved overtime and backfill expenses.
2) Second priority is provided to Requests for Registration received from first responders who are employed by a department that is located within Cook County. These students will receive a tuition fee waiver.
3) Third priority is provided on a space available basis to Requests for Registration received from first responders who are employed by a department that is located in Du Page, Lake, Will, McHenry or Kane Counties.
Students will be notified via email of the status of their registration within four (4) weeks of the course. The roster for this course will be posted on the NIPSTA website. Students not accepted into this course will be automatically placed on a waiting list according to the date of their Request for Registration.
All questions regarding enrollment should be directed to Illinois MABAS at (847) 403-0500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All questions regarding the course should be directed to Todd Taylor, Program Manager for Technical Rescue, at email@example.com.
Registration Deadline: All Requests for Registration must be received by NIPSTA by August 28, 2017.
Cancellation Policy: Notice of cancellation of an accepted Request for Registration must be received in writing by NIPSTA at least two (2) weeks prior to the first day of the scheduled training program. Substitute requests will not be accepted.
If notice of cancellation is not received by NIPSTA before the first day of the scheduled training program, then 100% of the tuition fee shall be due and payable to NIPSTA.
NIPSTA reserves the right to cancel a course. Notice of cancellation will be provided to students at least seven (7) days prior to the first day of the program. Cancellations with less than seven (7) days" notice will only be in the event of an emergency.