This program is designed to provide tower rescue skill to all participants. The course meets all technician-level requirements outlined in Tower Rescue NFPA 1670.
Participants will become prepared for an emergency response to high-angle rescue incidents involving communications towers, radio towers, and other man-made structures.
Developed specifically for workers who maintain modern towers, this course focuses on safe, efficient tower techniques using pre-engineered and component rescue systems. Participants will learn practical skills along with the proper use of equipment to provide rescue capabilities anywhere inside or outside a tower as well as from the inter-decks, yaw-deck, and ladders.
Techniques for rescuing harnessed or non-harnessed victims, as well as those that require packaging in a litter, will be taught during this course. Participants will also have the opportunity to practice their newly learned skills in realistic problem-solving exercises.
Even in the very best of scenarios, tower rescue for the professional can be a daunting task. The dangers of extreme height, high voltage, microwave radiation, radio frequency exposure, and gusting winds make tower rescue one of the toughest calls the professional rescuer deals with. Broadcast and telecommunications towers are practically everywhere these days, and the likelihood of a tower rescue in your organization’s response area increases is a very real possibility. And with NFPA 1670 now addressing tower rescue, the need for this specialized training is essential if your organization is faced with the possibility of carrying out this operation.
At Peak Rescue, you can rely on a tower rescue course to address more than just the rigging involved with the rescue. The objective dangers facing the professional rescuer on either a telecommunications or broadcast tower are just as important to rescuer safety as the systems used for the rescue.
This course will also familiarize the student with some of the tools and techniques unique to tower work and rescue.