Safety Disclaimer

Any emergency response, as well as the training required to become proficient at those skills needed to safely conduct emergency operations, pose inherent risks that at all steps must be minimized. Training for emergencies requires simulations as close as possible to the "Real Thing". As such, the hazards presented need to be controlled as much as possible. Proper instruction with close observation by "QUALIFIED" personnel is one of the ways that this objective can be accomplished. It is recommended that persons seeking to become qualified to respond to emergencies seek instruction at a certified training facility or institution. There are many instructional facilities out there that have more than adequate qualifications to conduct this type of training. Our links page has a few that we like and would recommend. 

The viewing of these pages is intended for sharing information with others in the emergency response field. These pages will not provide proficiency to any personnel in the techniques and applications of Technical Rope Rescue or Confined Space Rescue, Fire Response, HazMat, Oil Spill and all of the other skills depicted on this web. Certification and training by a QUALIFIED instructor is mandatory before attempting any of the techniques or methods depicted on this site. Safety was the utmost consideration before attempting any technique and all of the depictions on this site, and were performed under strict supervision of qualified personnel. 

The Skills and techniques shown on this web are for expert use only. Even when properly performed, loss of life or injuries may result, you could die, or you could injure or kill someone else. It is your responsibility to seek qualified and competent hands on instruction in Technical Rope Rescue, Confined Space Rescue, Fire Response, HazMat, Oil Spill and the specific techniques presented in this web before ever attempting them in the field.


Over the past ten years a “paradigm shift” has occurred in modern rope rescue. Many of the techniques currently used today, and displayed on this web emanated from the research work done by Rigging For Rescue of Canada, focusing on light equipment, faster setup and response, and a high degree of safety and flexibility. The techniques for rope rescue as with most emergency response are in a constant state of flux as newer equipment and better training challenge the status quo. It is important that responders get the latest information and practice the skills needed to a level of proficiency before an emergency arises.

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