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WFTR 106 - High Angle Rescue

This course will prepare students to safely execute a high angle rescue using various rescue techniques. Students will perform rescue attempts using the proper equipment and following the safety procedures.


Hours: 24 (Lecture Hours: 12; Field Experience Hours: 12)


Total Weeks: 1





Non-Course Prerequisites:






Course Content:
- Technology of High Angle Rescue - procedures, recognized practices and an overview of the technology used. 4 hours
- Equipment - introduction to the equipment used to rescue workers from elevated locations. 3 hours
- Rescue Techniques - an overview of the various rescue procedures with hands-on practice. 6 hours
- Knots - training in the use of knots for rescuing people. 2 hours
- Anchoring - training in anchoring techniques. 2 hours
- Evacuation/pick off - training for emergency evacuation procedures for elevated locations. 2 hours
- Vertical lowering - the safe lowering of injured workers from elevated locations. 2 hours
- Hauling systems - training in the use of hauling systems for removing people from accident sites. 2 hours
- Belaying and rappelling - training in the use of belaying and rappelling techniques and equipment. 3 hours


Learning Outcomes:

Students will be able to assess and safely execute a rescue situation based on the strategies taught and practiced within the classroom.


Grading System: Pass/Fail


Passing Grade: 70% (written), Pass/Fail (practical)


Text Books:
Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.
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