Lane Community College With Matt, Rope Rescue Courses
Lane Community College (LCC), in Eugene Oregon, teams up with Matt to provide continuing career education classes for local public safety agencies and rescue organizations who need training certification classes in the disciplines of Swiftwater Rescue Technician (SRT), Rope Rescue Technician (RRT), and Rope Rescue Operator (RRO). The course instruction provided allows rescue technicians the opportunity to participate in the training which is required to meet the specific skills of the NFPA 1006 and NFPA 2500 (Formerly NFPA 1670) Standards, and to meet the requirements of the State of Oregon for DPSST certification.
The National Fire Protection Association, (NFPA), is the federal level agency that oversees training safety standards for rescue professionals. The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, (DPSST), is the state level agency that oversees training safety standards for rescue professionals. Both, the NFPA and the DPSST, provide public safety resources and participate in standardizing and coordinating the specialized public safety training that public safety providers and public safety agencies need to maintain the highest skills possible and to provide excellent service to Oregon’s communities and citizens.
Rope Rescue Operator – RRO
The Rope Rescue Operator (RRO) course is usually a 3-Day course which introduces students to the knowledge and skills required of rescue personnel to operate safely and effectively during rope rescue operations. This training class also prepares rescue professionals to be an integral part of their local, active rope rescue team that works under the supervision of its certified Rope Rescue Technicians.
Rope Rescue Technician – RRT
The Rope Rescue Technician (RRT) course is usually a 3-Day course, covering the concepts and techniques which prepare small teams to understand and to begin to master the skills and knowledge needed to undertake technical rope rescue procedures, maneuvers, and executions. A building block approach is used throughout the course so that candidates can progress from key concepts and on, through to the rigging and operation theories of the full systems of raising and lowering that are used in highline rescues.
Rope Rescue Operator + Rope Rescue Technician – COMBO
The Rope Rescue Operator + Rope Rescue Technician COMBO course is usually, in the Lane Community College course offering, a combination of two separate, 3-Day courses. It can also be a 6-Day course, taught over a consecutive, six day period, but as a part of the LCC education offering, that format is usually not practicable. This course provides the same training opportunities for rescue professionals as do the RRO and RRT courses, listed above, by combining them in a fairly compact calendar time span; usually being taught over two, adjacent Friday, Saturday, and Sunday weekends.
Swiftwater Rescue Technician – SRT
The Swiftwater Rescue Technician (SRT) course is usually a 3-Day course, which is the minimum training recommended for those who work alongside, in, or on moving water. The one day, classroom session provides detailed knowledge of hydrology and the hazards associated with moving water. The last two days of the course are spent in moving water while learning the skills of shallow water crossings, self-rescue and effective techniques for the rescue of others. The SRT class qualifies personnel to work in the “hot zone” in, or on, moving water. This training is a NFPA 1006 & NFPA 2500 (Formerly NFPA 1670) Operations Level course.
Building Toward Qualifying For Certification
All of the rescue training classes provided through Matt’s coordination with Lane Community College provides rescue professionals the opportunity to learn procedures and to master skills that can assist them in their endeavor of aggregating the skills and knowledge required for, ultimately, qualifying for certifications in Swiftwater Rescue Technician Level, Rope Rescue Technician Level, DPSST, NFPA 1006, and NFPA 2500 (Formerly NFPA 1670).