Technical Rescuer: Core and Rope Rescue Level I-II

Summer Fire School

Rick Miller

Battalion Chief,
O'Fallon Fire Protection District

Ariel Seelig

Kansas City Fire Department

Kenneth Vomund

Assistant Chief,
O'Fallon Fire Protection District

Jim Weaver

Special Operations Coordinator,
University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute
  • Online Begins: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
  • Start: 8:00 A.M., Wednesday, May 29, 2019
  • End: 5:00 P.M., Sunday, June 2, 2019
• EMS: Patient Assessment 1
• EMS: Preparatory 6
• EMS: Trauma 1

Continuing Education Unit (CEU)
• 40 Hours
Early Registration
Late Registration

This course is a combination delivery of Technical Rescuer: Core, Rope Rescue: Level I, and Rope Rescue: Level II. It is designed for individuals who are new to technical rescue or are preparing to sit for the State of Missouri Technical Rescuer Certification exam. Participants will discuss, develop and apply basic proficiencies in technical search and rescue. The requirements for this class are based on the Standard for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications, NFPA 1006, Chapter 5, Sections 2-5; 2013 Edition. The course then advances into addressing technical rescues that involve differences of elevation that may require the use of ropes to access and evacuate victims. Special skills and equipment are required for these types of incidents. Topics will include lowering operations, multi-point anchor systems, compound rope mechanical advantage systems, fixed rope systems, ascending and descending techniques, victim management, litter tending, high-line operations, and performing advanced operations in a high angle environment. This course addresses Chapter 6, Sections 6.1 and 6.2, Rope Rescue, of NFPA 1006, Rescue Technician Professional Qualifications, 2013 edition.


  • This is a blended learning delivery course. See Blended Learning Requirements
  • Participants are recommended to register by April 15. No students will be allowed to register after April 24.
  • Participants will be required to complete the self-paced online instructional modules before May 24.
  • At Summer Fire School, participants will attend the in-person skills practical followed by state skills evaluations.
  • This class requires a computer, and internet access. Participants should bring an internet capable laptop to class.
  • Participants shall provide NFPA 1951 compliant garments, helmet, gloves, eye protection and footwear.
  • This course requires significant physical exertion and stamina. See Health Warning

Blended Learning Delivery