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Rope Rescue Awareness/Operations

Rope Rescue Awareness/Operations (RRA/O) is a 40 hour CA State Fire Marshal certified course taught in a five-day format. RRA/O also serves as the new perquisite to RRT. This course provides information on low-angle and high-angle rescue, familiarizing participants with operation of simple, complex, and compound rope rescue systems in the low- and high-angle environment.

NCRT can travel to your area to deliver RRA/O as needed.

Student Requirements:
Students are required to bring the following equipment to class every day.

  • Fire department helmet or rescue helmet

  • Rope rescue or fire department gloves

  • Long pants or coveralls – NO SHORTS

  • Steel toed and shanked safety boots

  • Long sleeve shirts ONLY

Optional Equipment:

  • Water

  • Sun screen


  • Pre-course work (online)

  • IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System

  • IS-200: ICS for Single Resources Initial Action Incidents

  • IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction

  • IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction

NOTE: This class is a prerequisite prior to attending Rope Rescue Technician.

SFT does not have a student manual associated with this course. We encourage you to bring any commercially available rope rescue text for reference. NCRT’s go-to reference is the National Park Service Technical Rescue Manual.

Total Cost: $1100

(Course Tuition $1025 + Mandatory SFT Fee $75)


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