Tower Rescue Technician

Date(s) - 10/12/2020-10/16/2020
8:00 am-5:00 pm

Southeast Lineman Training Center


Open Enrollment

Prerequisite: Rope Rescue Technician
40-hours (Five 8-hour days)
$1200 per person (daily lunch included)

REGISTER HERE  (By October 1, 2020)

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The course covers all requirements as outlined in Chapter 23 Tower Search and Rescue of NFPA 1670 Standards on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents (2017) as well as the newly realigned NFPA 1006 Standard for Technical Rescue Personnel Professional Qualifications (2017 edition) which added several new specialty areas which now includes Tower Rescue.

Towers offer a true challenge to any rescuer. There are many hazards on and around these towers. Understanding fall protection, radio frequency hazards, microwave radiation, electrical hazards, anchoring options and limitations, edge protection concerns, climbing requirements and identifying the many different types of towers is only a part of what is covered in this course. Those who successfully complete the class will prepared for an emergency response to a high-angle rescue involving communications towers, radio towers, as well as other man-made structures.

Topics include:

  • RF Safety (radio frequency hazards, microwave radiation and electrical hazards)
  • Tower Hazards (fall protection, anchor options & limitations, rope protection concerns)
  • Tower Climbing Equipment and Techniques (climbing requirements and techniques, review of tools unique to tower work, understanding types of towers, integrated tower safety systems)
  • Tower Rescue Methods (rescue from fall protection, rescue through an obstructed path, both horizontal and vertical rescue requirements, various rope systems to accomplish complex rescues)

Testing: Both a written and a skills test will be administered at the end of class.