What Is RRO And RRT In Regards To Technical Rope Rescue?

Technical Rope Rescue : Technician Level (TRR:TL)

Many students who enroll in and complete the TRR:TL certification course work are rope rescue professionals, fire fighters, mountain guides or other personnel aiming to become “Technician Level” responders.

Two courses make up the whole of the instruction required to become certified at the Technician Level of Technical Rope Rescue (TRR:TL). The two courses are:

  1. Rope Rescue Operator (RRO) Course
  2. Rope Rescue Technician (RRT) Course

Upon a student’s completion of both of these classes, RRO & RRT, the student will attain a combination of skills that will qualify him/her as a rescuer who can successfully operate in low, mid and high/ vertical rope environments.

Rope Rescue Operator Course (RRO)

An introductory course, the Rope Rescue Operator (RRO) course is a 30 hour course which introduces students to the knowledge and skills required by personnel:

  • to operate safely and effectively during rope rescues and
  • to be an active part of a rope rescue team working under the supervision of rope rescue technicians.

Prerequisite: None

The content of the RRO course features the historically used, tried and true systems as well as the more recent advances in technology and methods.

NOTE: A student who completes this first course, the RRO course, qualifies as a rope rescue operator. Rope rescue operators are supervised by rope rescue technicians. Rope rescue technicians are those who have completed both the RRO and the RRT courses.

Rope Rescue Technician Course (RRT)

The Rope Rescue Technician (RRT) course is a 30 hour course which covers concepts and techniques to enable small teams to undertake technical rope rescues.

Prerequisite: RRO Course or equivalent

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.

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.

NOTE: RRO & RRT can be taken individually or together. Taken individually, the students will have a total of 60 contact hours. Taken together, the students will have a total of 52 contact hours.

Crux Rescue (a certified Rescue 3 International training provider) and Rescue 3 International both believe in training rescuers who not only build and operate rope systems, but also understand the forces, understand how they are applied and creatively build safe solutions.