MCDOWELL TECH ROCK CLIMBING RESCUE FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES

16 Hours Friday 7 PM – 10 PM, Saturday 9AM – 5 PM, Sunday 8 AM – 3 PM Rock Climbing Rescue for Emergency Services is a 16-hour course providing Fire, Rescue, EMS and Law Enforcement personnel with an increased ability to work in technical rock climbing terrain. No experience is necessary. A physical fitness level enabling the student to walk uphill for forty minutes carrying a moderate load is required. Topics include but are not limited to rock climbing, belaying, rappelling, rope rescue, anchor building, lead climbing, common climbing accidents and applying BLS/ALS medical treatment in vertical environments. Course content will be tailored specifically to the experience level and learning objectives of each individual student. During the Friday evening session, a discussion and assessment will occur for each student. Training objectives for Saturday will then be determined. Sunday will provide a rock climbing rescue scenario that will challenge the group to implement their learning into a realistic setting. Equipment: The student is required to arrive with a backpack containing a personal first aid kit, food, water and clothing appropriate for changing conditions in mountainous terrain. Students are encouraged to bring any personal or departmental equipment they may use climbing or during rescues but it is not required. Camping/meals: Tent/hammock camping sites will be provided at no cost for Friday and Saturday nights near the training sites. Students are expected to provide themselves all meals. The camping sites are not far from groceries and restaurants. Locations: Chimney Rock State Park.

To register:

https://www.mcdowelltech.edu/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1022338&type=d&pREC_ID=1328305

 

Opportunity Date: 
Friday, March 20, 2020 - 19:00
County: 
Statewide (No County)
Education Category: 
Specialty