TACTICAL RESCUE TECHNICIAN

The purpose of the TRT instruction is to provide special operations medical personnel / vertical team members a common capability baseline of rigging, rescue, and vertical access that is applicable to urban and mountain environments and variable operational constraints. This curriculum is designed to;

  • 1. Facilitate rapid rope access and rescue capability
  • 2. Bridge the gap between tactical medicine and operational rescue to create a casualty management capability
  • 3. Provide a basis for internal individual sustainment

Course Info

PREREQUISITES

This course is open to medics and tactical team members. Prior rope experience is highly recommended. This is a strenuous course and students must be capable of strenuous physical activity. Work at height is dangerous and a waiver must be signed.

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS
  • Duty uniform to include all tactical gear (helmet, vest/plate carrier etc) and weapons
  • NVG If available
  • Climbing or rope access harness
  • Climbing helmet and light
  • Gloves

The below items are highly recommended to bring. We have a rental kit of these items available for the course.

  • 6 carabiners
  • Descender device
  • VT Prusik
  • Petzl Microtraxion or Edelrid SPOC
  • Petzl Rollclip
  • RockExotiva MiniMachined Pulley
  • Purcell Prusik - 16th of 6mm Technora cord
  • Wild Country ROPEMAN2 or similar rope grab
  • 24’ of 1” tubular webbing

COURSE LENGTH: 4 Days

COURSE HOURS: 40 Hours

COURSE TOPICS:
  • Course History
  • Needs and Skills Analysis
  • Training Methodology
  • Intro to merging tactical medicine and operational rescue
  • Tactical Rescue Continuum
  • ACCESS, ASSESS and STABILIZE, EXTRICATE, EVACUATE
  • MARCHE
  • Casualty packaging, Litters
  • Prolonged Field Care considerations
  • Rope Access Standards
  • NFPA Guidelines, JPRs and AHJ
  • Equipment selection and inspection
  • Single Rope Technique
  • Knots, hitches, etc
  • Anchors
  • Insertion/ descending and lowering
  • Edge Transitions
  • Mechanical Advantage (MA) systems
  • Ascending
  • Knot passing in hauls, lowers and descending
  • “Tight” space access, Confined space considerations
  • Urban Climbing to include ladders
  • NIght/Low light/NVG drills
  • Full Kit drills / Mission Scenarios

Course Cost: $1525

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