Rescue rope classes designed for professionals involved in cave rescue.

Crackerjack is proud to offer a variety of classes appropriate for professionals and volunteers involved in cave rescue. The following classes are available for scheduling with your agency or group:

(If you are looking for classes for individuals, please refer to our list of upcoming classes. Download our full catalog here.)

TECHNICAL ROPES I (TECHNICIAN)

HOURS: 40+ over 5 days

AUDIENCE: Search & Rescue, Technical Rescue, Cave Rescue, Law Enforcement, Fire and Rescue

DESCRIPTION: The Crackerjack First Response Technical Rope Rescue Operations is an intense 40 hr Tech I Level NFPA compliant rope rescue course. Students will develop the skills to participate in rescues in both steep and high-angle team environments. The class will develop personal rope skills, edge safety and movement, ascending and descending, hauls systems, and belays. Students will gain knowledge in material strengths, applicable physics, loads, anchoring, and safety. The skill sets in this class are applicable to technical, mountain, cave, big wall, and confined space rescue.

COST: $750

PREREQUISITES: None – some experience with rope systems, knots, climbing preferred.

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TECHNICAL ROPES I – II

HOURS: 40+ over 5 days

AUDIENCE: Search & Rescue, Technical Rescue, Cave Rescue, Law Enforcement, Fire and Rescue

DESCRIPTION: The Crackerjack First Response Technical Rope Rescue Operations is an intense 40 hr Tech I-II NFPA compliant rope rescue course. This course is a great bridge to Tech II for those who may have taken a course earlier in their career but need some refresher.  Students will leave with the skills necessary to perform under direct supervision on a technical ropes team. The class will develop personal rope skills, edge safety and movement, ascending and descending, hauls systems, and belays. Systems teamwork and group problem solving skills and drills will culminate with student led scenarios The skill sets in this class are applicable to technical, mountain, cave, big wall, and confined space rescue.

COST: $750

PREREQUISITES: None – some experience with rope systems, knots, climbing preferred.

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TECHNICAL ROPES II (OPERATIONS)

HOURS: 40+ over 5 days

AUDIENCE: Search & Rescue, Technical Rescue, Cave Rescue, Law Enforcement, Fire and Rescue

DESCRIPTION: The Crackerjack First Response Technical Rope Rescue Operations is an intense 40 hr Tech I and II Level NFPA compliant rope rescue course. Students will develop the skills to participate in rescues in both steep and high-angle team environments. The class will develop hands on skills, system design and analysis, and incident leadership skills. The skill sets in this class are applicable to technical, mountain, cave, big wall, and confined space rescue.

COST: $850

PREREQUISITES: Technical Ropes I or equivalent experience.

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