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Basic Rescuer Endorsement

July 24, 2021 @ 8:00 am - July 25, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Date: July 24-25, 2021

Location: RAT-SAR training grounds (100 Randall Road – Gallant, AL 35972)

The Basic Rescuer course complies with ASTM F2752-19, Standard Guide for Training for Basic Rope Rescuer Endorsement which defines the basic training required for a person who participates in rope rescue as part of a larger rescue duty. This course also complies with NFPA 1006, Standard for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications, 2021 edition, Rope Rescue, Chapter 5, Awareness Level. This is not a certification course.

The Basic Rescuer course is a 16-hour in-person course that defines the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for a person to assist with, and support, basic rope rescue operations (under qualified supervision).

This course is being offered at no charge to RAT-SAR and other SAR teams that work with RAT-SAR. This is an awareness level course designed for search and rescue personnel who have no previous rope rescue experience.

Course includes:

  • Safety
  • PPE
  • Personal and Team Equipment
  • Communications
  • Rope Rescue Concepts
  • Incident Size-Up
  • Patient Access
  • Patient Packaging / Transport
  • Knots
  • Anchor Concepts
  • Low Angle Evacuation
  • Lowering Systems

Required Gear:

Clothing suitable to outdoor environments, notepad, pencil, and pen. All technical gear will be provided (participants are welcome to bring their own personal gear).

Email jeff.randall@ratsar.org to sign up for this course.


July 24, 2021 @ 8:00 am
July 25, 2021 @ 5:00 pm


(256) 613-3834
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RAT-SAR Training Area
100 Randall Rd
Gallant, AL 35972 United States
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(256) 573-3575
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As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the participation in group activities in which social distancing is difficult, if not impossible, is likely to result in the increased chance of exposure to the virus, which may increase the likelihood of contracting the disease. This exposure is possible through direct contact with other people, proximity to other people, and contact with surfaces that other people have had contact with. By participating in the activities, you represent that you do not have reason to believe that you have contracted the disease, have not experienced symptoms of the disease, or have been diagnosed with the disease. By participating in this activity, you represent that you have been informed of these risks and voluntarily assume the risks of potential infection of the disease. You also understand that there is the possibility that you may transmit the disease to others, even if you do not show symptoms of the disease.