Technical Rescue: NPQ Rope Techniques Skills Challenge

Course Hours: 8.0 Hours

Course Description

Candidates that have technical rescue experience can challenge the full 48-hr "Technical Rescue: Rope Techniques" course. This 8 hour evaluation is a measurement of technical rope rescue skills. Given six (6) performance skills and a written test, the student shall complete and pass all evaluation check-offs to demonstrate a proficiency of skills as stated in 'Technical Rescue: Rope Techniques' course objectives, hosted by the Georgia Fire Academy. The criteria for the performance skills sheets are available for download on the GFA website at:


Successful completion of Technical Rescue: Core Qualifications (48 hrs) or Technical Rescue: Core Qualifications Skills Challenge (8 hrs).

Who Should Attend

Any firefighter involved in Technical Rescue with advanced rope skills that would like to challenge the full 48-hr Technical Rescue: Rope Techniques course.

Special Notes

The 8 hours associated with this evaluation are not approved as continuing education credits and will not be eligible for recertification hours with GFSTC. Each student is responsible for the following mandatory personal protective equipment suitable for technical rescue operations: helmet, Class III harness, gloves suitable for rope work, and rugged footwear. A personal climbing system is also recommended.

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