September 21 and 22, 2013 – Austin, TX

US USAR is sponsoring a Vertical Rescue Technician Level 1 class through RTI.  If you have any one interested in this class, e-mail: contact@ususar.org

Class Description: Two day course covering basic required knowledge and skills necessary to rope rescue concepts .

Covers the following topics:
NFPA
Personal Safety
Scene Safety
Individual and Team ICS
Size up and pre-planning
Knots and Hitches
Medical Considerations (team and victim)
Victim harness
Rope & Webbing construction & Strengths
Rope and Edge Protection Placement
Hardware familiarization
Equipment Maintenance and Retirement
Anchors
Belays (top, Psuedo,Conditional)
Belay catch 6’+ fall
Attachment to rope
Rappell multiple devices
Rappell multiple diameter ropes
Self rescue on line
Ascending
Single Rope Pickoff
Mid Line Belay
Equipment requirements:
long pants and appropriate shirt
hiking boots or tennis shoes
double palm padded leather gloves
rescue or fire helmet
factory sewn recognized rescue harness (type II or III)
Prerequisites:
adequate health insurance coverage
good physical condition