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WFTR 106 - High Angle Rescue
Course Details
Course Code:
WFTR 106

Calendar Description:
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.

Date First Offered:

Total Hours: 24
Lecture Hours: 12
Field Experience Hours: 12

Total Weeks:

This course is offered online:


Non-Course Pre-Requisites:


Rearticulation Submission:

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:

Passing Grade:
70% (written), P/F (practical)

Grading Weight:
Final Exam: 40 %
Project: 60 %

Course Offered in Other Programs:

Text Books:

Required - N/A, Fall Protection
Required - N/A, High Angle Rescue
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