2017 Updates

Below are all of the chages made within each discipline (General Rescuer, Rope, and Confined Space). Changes are listed by lesson. Lessons with significant changes have "Info Bulletins" outlining the details of new material.  

General Rescuer

Standards and Course Objectives

Awareness and Site Operations

Ropes and Devices

Knots, Hitches, and Harnesses 

  • No significant changes

Pt Packaging and Litter Movement

Anchors

Belay Systems

  • No significant changes

Raising and Lowering Systems

  • No significant changes

Non Verbal Communication

  • No significant changes

 


Rope Operations/Technician

Rope Access (previously SRT)

Pt Packaging

System Safety Factors

  • No Significant Changes

Belay Systems

Belay a Falling Load

Raising and Lowering Systems

  • No significant changes to the mateiral
  • We will be putting significantly more emphasis on Two Tension Rope Systems for "most" operations

Edge and Litter Tending

  • New Material Info Bulletin
  • Removing "Tying in Short" term, and replacing it with "Travel Restriction" 
    • This is more inline with industry standards
  • Rope Access (two ropes), not SRT, shall be used when over an edge supported by rope

Multi-Point Anchors

Transferring Loads

  • New Material Info bulletin
  • Slightly changing the techniques taught
  • Naming the two techniques being taught to:
    • "Leave the Tool"
    • "Take the Tool"

System Knot Pass

  • New Material Info bulletin
  • Slightly changing the techniques taught
  • Naming the two techniques being taught to:
    • "Leave the Tool"
    • "Take the Tool"

Rope Access Knot Pass

  • Included material for passing a knot with an ASAP on the "back-up" rope

Team Based Pick-offs

  • No significant changes

Litter Tending

Artificial Anchors

Horizontal Rescue Systems

  • New Material Info bulletin
  • No longer teaching "Highlines"
  • Teaching "Twin System Traverses" and the horizontal system (offset) of choice

Climbing Aids

  • New Material Info Bulletin
  • This is a new lesson as required by the 2017 NFPA 1006 updates
  • Primarily teaching how to use "Y' and "V" Lanyards

Incident Managment for Rope Rescue

  • No Significant Changes

 

Confined Space Operations/Technician

Confined Space Entry Procedures

  • No Significant Changes

Travel Restriction 

Knot Review

  • No new content

Haz-Mat for Confined Space

Incident Management for Confined Space

  • No significant changes

Equipment

  • No significant changes

Patient Packaging

General Rescuer Review and Con-Space Rigging Considerations

Incident Pre-Planning 

  • No significant changes