Technical Rescue Systems
In many backcountry wilderness SAR operations, the lost persons have some sort of injury or condition that prevents them from coming out of the backcountry under their own power. In the situation where the patient is injured and requires evacuation through rough terrain, technical rope systems are needed to provide the safety, leverage and/or friction needed to complete the operation. In this class, we teach the student the proper knots, harnesses and rigging techniques so they can assist in a low-angle or high-angle technical rescue operation.
Full weekend course, with lectures and outdoor activities, including overnight camping. (20 hours)
This is a special training weekend for us for a number of reasons...
Current Members- you all know this training is a blast and a fantastic location...it's also really important to refresh these skills...mistakes here can cause major hurts. Please join us to help assist, refresh and have dinner to meet the new candidates. Use the sign up page to let me know you're coming!
Reminder- This weekend in not car camping! Anyone staying Saturday night, you'll be packing in your gear on Saturday about a mile. We'll cover this in more details in follow up email over the weekend.
Disaster Service Worker dinner
Immediately after training at Battery Wallace we'll be headed downhill to the Point Bonita YMCA dining hall where we'll have dinner indoors provided by the YMCA. After dinner Greg Smith, OES coordinator for Norcal, will talk to us about what goes on 'behind the curtain' from the time a mutual aid request is received by OES until calls are made to SAR units. At the end of the conversation Greg will administer the DSW oath to all the new candidates. This is a special event that has a small extra cost...
Swear in dinner payment- Please use the drop down to select the correct payment type.
Photo Gallery- 2016 class... more photos here (thanks to Danielle)