Standard Guide for Training for Level I Rope Rescue (R1) Rescuer Endorsement
|Publication Date:||1 April 2009|
|ICS Code (Accident and disaster control):||13.200|
This guide is intended to be used in conjunction with, and as an add-on to, Guide F2751 (or equivalent for other environments), to address specific skills required for a rescuer who participates in rope rescue as part of a larger rescue duty.
Specifically, a Rope Rescue Endorsement is intended to provide guidance whereby an endorsed rescuer (under qualified supervision) may assist and support basic rope rescue functions, including patient packaging, litter rigging, and basic rope rigging functions, in conjunction with other rescue duties.
This guide establishes the minimum training standard for an endorsed Level I Rope Rescuer as related to general, field, and rope rescue-specific knowledge and skills.
Endorsed Level I Rope Rescuers (LRT-R1) must work under direct supervision of qualified rope rescue personnel.
An endorsed LRT-R1 Rescuer rescues on the surface of the land only. This guide alone does not provide the minimum training requirements for rescuing in partially or fully collapsed structures, in or on water, in confined spaces, or underground (such as caves, mines, and tunnels).
An endorsed LRT-R1 Rescuer is required to have knowledge and skill sets pertaining to the basic roped evacuation and carryout components of rope rescue. Only basic knots, rigging, and other patient transport skills are required of an endorsed LRT-R1 Rescuer.
Type II teams which may utilize personnel trained to this guide are Kind A (wilderness), Kind B (urban), and Kind C (mountainous).
Further training may be required before an endorsed LRT-R1 Rescuer can actually participate on a particular kind of rope rescue team, depending on authority having jurisdiction regulations or policies.
This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory requirements prior to use.