Tower rescue technician - TRT
NFPA 1006/1670 Chapter 4 (2021 Edition)
Towers are part of the distant landscape in every community. In the information age, it seems that communication towers are being erected daily in our communities. As towers and structures must be accessed for servicing, installation, and maintenance, the probability of performing a rescue increases.
Our Tower Rescue Course is focused towards seasoned rope rescue technicians who looking to increase their skill set. Our program is of course, scenario-focused but it does require a strong command of physics, rigging, and the willingness to work. Tower climbing is difficult and physically demanding. Over 3 days, this course will cover (at a minimum) Job Performance Requirements set forth by the NFPA 1006/1670 Chapter 4 (2021 edition). Each student will be evaluated for competency in these skills and complete a written exam at the end of the course.
Some topics covered in the technician program are:
Self Supporting Structures
Tower pre-climb processes
Tower specific access gear
Other offset systems
Fall arrest/fall protection gear
Dynamic rope systems and lead climbing on structures
Multi-pitch rappelling/lowering systems
Pathophysiology of climbing related-illnesses
Development of Incident Action Plans
Team leadership in Tower Rescue
And so much more!