Basic Rappelling (Download PDF)
Course Title: Basic Rappelling Techniques
Through classroom sessions and practical application, this course will review rappelling operations. Training will begin reviewing the basic knots, types of ropes, anchors and rappelling area selection. The basic ground school will cover all aspects of basic rappelling. Once ground school is complete, the class will then begin training at the rappel site. Students will learn how to rappell and conduct basic exercise’s such as; rescue, tying off, belay procedures, rappelling with a rescue eight, brake bar rack and a carabinier (dring). A Secondary safety line will also be used and secured to the rappeller for the Fire and EMS personnel.
Course Topical Outline:
Lesson 1: (2 hr) Classroom
1. Rapelling Operations and use in the fire service
Lesson 2: (5 hr .30 Min) Training Grounds
Methodology: The methodology for this course consists of a combination of lecture and field exercise.
Course Completion Criteria:To receive a certificate of completion, the student must attend 100% of the class and complete the work assignment.
Student Equipment/Supply needed:
Audio-Visual Equipment Needs: A PowerPoint Presentation may be used if appropriate classroom setting is available. Handouts will be issued.
Maximum Class Size: 20 Students per instructor to include an assistant “Belay Person”