Technical Rescue – Level I

Technical Rescue – Level I


Confined Space &
High Angle Rope Rescue



5 Days (40 Hours)
Check-In: 7:45 am
Start Time: 8:00 am



2 Years

Industry Standard Certification



Cost: $ 1,475.00
Tax: $ 73.75
Total Fee: $ 1,548.75


Technical Rescue – Level I 
This is a five-day program designed to meet the training needs of the dedicated rescuer, including both Confined Space & High Angle Rescue Techniques.

To understand and use procedures, equipment and techniques needed to implement a safe rescue of a casualty at height

OBJECTIVE: This more advanced rope work course is for students to utilize basic techniques to solve varied and compounded problems, through practical scenarios based on actual rescue situations.

Topics Include:

  • Legislation (Requirement for Pre-Planned Rescue)
  • Hazard Assessment & Control
  • Structure Assessment (Anchors)
  • Advanced Physics of Rigging Systems
  • Essential Knot Tying Techniques
  • Raising & Lowering of Patient in Litter Basket
  • Special Application Rescue Equipment
  • Confined Space Specific Rescue Equipment
  • Casualty Management / WCB Transport
  • Advantages & Limitations of Rope & Rescue Equipment
  • Proper Use & Maintenance of Equipment
  • Additional Safety Concerns (Analyzing Force Vectors, Edge Attendants)
  • Personnel Communication & Systems
  • Considerations of an Effective Rescue Plan
  • Team Building
  • Incident Command System
  • High Angle Risk Management
  • Multi Agency Involvement
  • Triage Situations


  • Ascending of Various Systems
  • Rappelling on Various Descending Devices
  • Appropriate Techniques for Belay
  • Pick-off a Casualty Hanging on a FA Lanyard
  • Lowering of a Casualty to a Safe Position on the Ground
  • Mechanical Advantages & Rigging of Haul Systems
  • Simple, Compound & Complex Haul Systems
  • Varied Climbing Systems
  • Patient Packaging
  • Raising & Lowering of Patient in Litter Basket with an Attendant
  • Knot Passing Techniques
  • Utilizing Changes of Direction
  • Steep Slope Evacuation (According to Needs)
  • A-Frames (According to Needs)
  • Tripods 
  • Picket Anchoring Systems (According to Needs)
  • Utilizing Communication Systems
  • Special Application Rescue Equipment
  • Participants receive a student manual in which they are able to follow along and take required notes as part of their participation.
  • Upon successful completion of the required exam with a minimum score of 75% you will receive a Certificate of Completion
  • Full participation and extensive hands-on demonstrations are required by each participant to successfully complete this program.

With any High Angle Rescue Program, it is strongly recommended to set up an internal maintenance program for continual training and experience.

Technical Rescue - Level I
Technical Rescue - Level I



7053 – Farrell Rd. SE
Calgary, AB. Canada T2H 0T3