SUMMIT RESCUE is a division of the Shawnigan Lake Fire Department. With over 80 years of combined experience, our team of instructors are some of the best the industry has to offer. As firefighters and first responders, they have extensive real-world experience. In fact, SUMMIT RESCUE’s chief instructor has over 25 years of experience alone, having had the opportunity to teach rope rescue training all over North America, teaching hundreds of classes to fire departments, industrial rescue teams, military, and search and rescue groups.
All courses offered by SUMMIT RESCUE meet or exceed NFPA 1006 and NFPA 1670 standards, as well as WorkSafeBC’s OHS Regulation. We are one of only six approved training agencies of THARRP (Technical High Angle Rope Rescue Program) in British Columbia, and the only one based on Vancouver Island.
In the real world, rescues are hands-on, so we try to minimize classroom time and increase hands-on practical training.
Small class sizes are important to us. We believe that in order to learn and succeed in technical rope rescue training, students need to have as much hands-on practice as possible and easy access to instructors to help them learn and address any questions along the way. With this in mind, SUMMIT RESCUE classes often have a 6:1 student/instructor ratio. We do have some flexibility on class sizes based on what is being taught.
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