Course Outlines

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.

Contact us for more information:

Phone: 250-812-8030
Email: shawniganfire@shaw.ca

SUMMIT RESCUE Courses

Awareness PLUS

Course prerequisites: None
Duration: Four days
Cost: $650

In this course, you will be introduced to the world of rope rescue and confined space access. You will learn rope rescue safety, as well as industry regulations and standards. You’ll learn about various types of ropes and frequently-used equipment, as well as their uses and limitations. You will get hands-on practice tying knots, anchoring and rigging, patient packaging, mechanical advantage, and more.

Our Awareness PLUS course combines confined space and high angle rope rescue because the crossover is so similar and often go hand-in-hand in the real world. In order for students to get the most from their training and to make the transition into the Operations level easier, this course goes beyond the basic awareness level.

Students must bring their own helmet and gloves, SUMMIT RESCUE will provide harnesses and all other equipment.
Lunch will be provided each day.
NFPA 1006 Awareness Level for Rope and Confined Space Rescue certificate issued upon successful completion of course.

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Operations

Course prerequisites: NFPA 1006 Awareness Level for Rope and Confined Space Rescue certification
Duration: Four days
Cost: $650

The SUMMIT RESCUE Operations course expands on the skills learned in the Awareness PLUS course. Students will develop team leadership skills, and will participate in rapid deployment drills, in-depth confined space training using air sources and communication systems, and will learn about and practise fall protection recovery, how to send attendants in with stretchers, and more.

Students must bring their own helmet and gloves, SUMMIT RESCUE will provide harnesses and all other equipment.
Lunch will be provided each day.
NFPA 1006 Operations Level for Rope and Confined Space Rescue certificate issued upon successful completion of course.

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Technician

Course prerequisites: NFPA 1006 Operations Level for Rope and Confined Space Rescue certification
Duration: Four days
Cost: $650

In this course, students will expand their knowledge of force determination and mechanical advantage. They’ll further develop and strengthen the skills they learned in their previous SUMMIT RESCUE courses and will be introduced to horizontal high lines, knot passing techniques, pre-plans, and more complex scenarios. The Technician course also has a strong focus on encouraging students to excel in team leadership roles.

Students must bring their own helmet and gloves, SUMMIT RESCUE will provide harnesses and all other equipment.
Lunch will be provided each day.
NFPA 1006 Technician Level for Rope and Confined Space Rescue certificate issued upon successful completion of course.

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Tower Crane Rescue

Course prerequisites: Technician Level NFPA 1006 Rope Rescue certification
Duration: Three days
Cost: TBD

This three-day course is site-specific. Students will develop their skills and learn procedures specific to tower crane rescue. Depending on your needs, SUMMIT RESCUE can also assist in developing a high angle rescue plan for tower crane operations.

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Custom Courses

SUMMIT RESCUE can develop a course customized to your specific needs. Custom courses can be taught from our training facility or we can come to you. Feel free to get in touch to discuss your options.