Rope Rescue Operator  + Rope Rescue Technician • COMBO  

As a way of harmonizing when each skill is taught with several worldwide  certifications, we have divided our industry leading Rope training into two  progressive classes geared toward Operators and Technicians.  

The Rope Rescue Operator (RRO) class continues to feature the tried and true  systems familiar to most departments and agencies. The class builds on these  foundations and brings instruction covering the many advances in technology,  equipment and methods. The RRO provides the knowledge and skills required  by personnel to actively participate safely and effectively on a rope rescue team working under the supervision of Rope Rescue Technician. When taken  as a standalone course, it is 30 contact hours.  

A second 30-hour course, the Rope Rescue Technician (RRT) course has the  RRO or equivalent as a prerequisite and covers concepts and techniques  required for small teams to undertake technical rope rescues. A building block  approach is used throughout the course so that candidates can progress from  key concepts through to the rigging and operation of full systems for raising,  lowering and highline rescues. 

When taken together in a Combo Rope Class,  the total contact hours are reduced to 52 hours.  

These classes combine skills that will prepare rescuers to operate in low, mid  and high/vertical rope environments. We believe in training rescuers who can  not only build and operate rope systems, but also understand the forces, how  they are applied, and creatively build safe solutions. Many students in these  classes are rope rescue professionals, fire fighters, mountain guides and  personnel aiming to become “Technician Level” responders

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This class meets the NFPA  Requirements for Technical Rope Rescue 1006 at the Technician level and can assist an organization working towards meeting 1670.

In the state of Oregon, it can also meet the requirements for a DPSST certification. If you would like the DPSST cert, please contact us so we can help fill out  your log book.

Please apply for your DPSST Number before class begins. We can not sign or back  date skills completed if you do not have a DPSST number. 


$1300 Rope Rescue Operator  + Rope Rescue Technician • COMBO  



Spring 2022: $1300 Rope Rescue Operator  + Rope Rescue Technician • COMBO  

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  • April 1-3, 2022
    • Day 1: LCC Main Campus 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
    • Day 2: LCC Main Campus 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
    • Day 3: Off Site Location day 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • April 8-10, 2022
    • Day 1: LCC Main Campus 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
    • Day 2: LCC Main Campus 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
    • Day 3: Off Site Location day 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

What to Bring:

Recommended Equipment

  • Personal hygiene items (sun block, lip balm…)
  • Long sleeve shirt and pants
  • Boots for rope operation at night and in steep terrain
  • Drinking Water
  • Leather Work/Rappel Gloves
  • You may provide your own helmet or harness, subject to instructor inspection for proper safety compliance.

*All ropes, hardware, harness, helmets will be provided by Lane Community College.