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Rope Rescue Level I Operations

NFPA 1006: Rope Rescue 1 is a specialist course for Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services personnel. It covers the rope rescue skills required to access and evacuate casualties from most high angle locations.

Rope Rescue 1 is designed to teach students the theories and knowledge of rope rescue to the NFPA 1006 standard.

It includes classroom and practical field exercises. Students advance from over the bank rescues to progressively more difficult vertical scenarios.

Students are trained in pre-planning and size up of rope rescue operations: knots, hitches and anchor systems; belay operations; ascending and descending; raising and lowering systems; and patient packaging and litter tending.

Special emphasis is placed o­n safety considerations for rescuers, victims and bystanders.

There are two certification options available for this course based on applicant prerequisites. 

Delivery Full-time
Program Length 5 or 6 days
Class Size Minimum 6; Maximum 14
Next Program Start Date June 10, 2019

Program Details

The application fee for Rope Rescue 1 will be waived for applicants applying for Fire (Flex program or Enhanced program) and Rope Rescue 1 at the same time.

NFPA 1006: Rope Rescue 1 - 2019 

‚ÄčRope 1906 - Starts June 10, 2019

  • Option 1- NFPA 1006: Rope Rescue 1- IFSAC/ Proboard- Monday, June 10 to Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 0900 to 1700 hrs, 6 days.
  • Option 2- NFPA 1006: Rope Rescue 1- ESA Certificate Only- Monday, June 10 to Friday, June 14, 2019 - 0900 to 1700 hrs, 5 days.
  • This is the week following Fire 1903E+.
  • Application Deadline:  Monday, June 3, 2019

Rope 1911 - Starts November 4, 2019

  • Option 1- NFPA 1006: Rope Rescue 1- IFSAC/ Proboard- Monday, November 4 to Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 0900 to 1700 hrs, 6 days.
  • Option 2- NFPA 1006: Rope Rescue 1- ESA Certificate Only- Monday, November 4 to Friday, November 8, 2019 - 0900 to 1700 hrs, 5 days.
  • This is the week following Fire 1908E+.
  • Application Deadline:  Monday, October 28, 2019                                                   

Course presented by ESA meets the requirements for NFPA 1006: Rope Rescue 1.

Certification

Option 1:

NFPA 1006: Rope Rescue 1- IFSAC/ Proboard

Rope Rescue- ESA Certificate

Option 2:

Rope Rescue- ESA Certificate

An application for a NFPA 1006: Rope Rescue 1 course at ESA must include the following:

Option 1- NFPA 1006: Rope Rescue 1- IFSAC/ Proboard/ ESA Certificate

  • Proof of age (minimum 18 years).
  • Statement that student is in good physical condition.
  • Medical Training Requirement- see below.

All 1006 levels require current certification in one of the following:

  • Emergency Medical Responder
  • Emergency Medical Technician/ Primary Care Paramedic
  • Advanced Care Paramedic
  • Must be registered with the Alberta College of Paramedics or completed training within the last 3 years.

OR

Option 2- NFPA 1006: Rope Rescue 1- ESA Certificate Only

  • Proof of age (minimum 18 years).
  • Statement that student is in good physical condition.

** If you are unable to meet the Medical Training Prerequisite in Option 1, you may apply for Option 2. You will not receive the NFPA 1006: Rope Rescue 1 Certification (IFSAC/ Probard) from the Office of the Fire Commissioner; however, you will receive an ESA Rope Rescue Certificate upon successful completion. Please contact ESA if you require more information regarding Option 2.

Application

To apply for the Rope Rescue 1 Course at ESA, you must use the ESA application package. Click on Download Application near the top of this page.

It is the responsibility of an applicant to ensure an application submitted to ESA is complete and meets all prerequisites. Acceptance will be confirmed upon receipt of a complete application and full payment of fees.  

Submit your completed application and payment by:

     E-mail to info@ESAcanada.com 

     Fax to 780-449-4787, or 

     Mail, courier or deliver it in person to: 

            Emergency Services Academy Ltd.
            2nd Floor, 161 Broadway Boulevard
            Sherwood Park AB T8H 2A8

Questions? Call 780-416-8822 or e-mail info@ESAcanada.com.

 

Fees are currently under review and are subject to change for 2019

2018 Fees

Option 1- Fees for NFPA 1006: Rope Rescue 1- IFSAC/ Proboard

  • Administration Fee (non-refundable):   $125.00
  • Course Materials:   $170.00
  • Tuition Fees:   $1,470.00
  • Total Fees (including GST):  $1,765.00

Option 2- Fees for NFPA 1006: Rope Rescue 1- ESA Certificate Only

  • ‚ÄčAdministration Fee (non-refundable):   $125.00
  • Course Materials:   $170.00
  • Tuition Fees:   $1,170.00
  • Total Fees (including GST):  $1,465.00

Fees include GST. Total fees must accompany an application.

Class size is limited to 14 students. The first 14 applicants with complete applications and paid fees will be accepted.

ESA Fees are subject to change.  Notice of any changes will be listed on this website.  Fees can be confirmed by contacting ESA by phone or email.  

Payment of Fees:  All course fees are payable to Emergency Services Academy Ltd.  Payments may be made by cash, cheque, Visa, MasterCard, Amex and Debit Card.  Cash payments must be for the correct amount as ESA does not keep any cash onsite. 

Funds may be transferred to Emergency Services Academy Ltd. by INTERAC e-Transfer. There are two steps:

  1. Set up the e-transfer through your bank using the ESA email address: e-transfers@ESAcanada.com
  2. Then send an email to e-transfers@ESAcanada.com with the answer to your security question.

ESA Refund Policy for Rope Rescue 1

  • The Application Fee is non-refundable.
  • All fees are non-refundable as of the Application Deadline.

International Students:  ESA is not able to accept international students at this time.

Topics covered in the ESA Rope Rescue 1 course include:

  • Pre-planning and Size Up
  • Equipment Selection, Use and Care
  • Knots and Anchor Point Selection and Application
  • Rope Rigging and Belay Techniques
  • Rope Descending
  • Changeovers (descending to ascending)
  • Passing Knots
  • Self Rescue Techniques
  • Mechanical Advantage Lifting Techniques
  • Stretcher Lifting and Lowering Techniques

The course consists of lectures for the first 2 days and practical training starting on the second and continuing through to the end of the course. Skills competency tracking is part of each practical training session.

Option 1- Students must attend the full six days of classes.

Option 2- Students must attend the first five days of classes.

FROM THE BEST...

"I have been fire fighting in Saint John New Brunswick for 6 years now, and wanted to let you know that your mock hiring process is what prepared me for my actual job interview with SJFD...I felt very prepared to start my career after leaving ESA...the chief that did Rope Rescue helped me strive to be on our Technical Rescue Team on the trucks. Thanks again! "
-Adam, Fire 0808