If you are in need of industrial, fire, wilderness, or water rescue gear, rescue equipment, or rescue training, or any other safety equipment and training, we have you covered. At HIKING SHACK we specialize in search and rescue equipment and training, water rescue equipment and training, confined space equipment and training, rope access equipment and training, high angle rescue equipment, industrial safety equipment and training, mountain rescue equipment, fire rescue equipment, and aborist gear from leading manufactures like Rock Exotica, Petzl, CMC, PMI, Yates, SMC, Sterling, NRS, and more.
We offer the following rope rescue training classes specifically geared towards mountain and canyon search and rescue, swiftwater rescue and offset highline training.
Search and Rescue Workshops
Mountain Rescue Workshop – This rescue course provides the basic mountain rescue techniques teaching students to access, stabilize and extricate patients in climbing accidents with focus on an accident site that can only be accessed from below. Heavy emphasis is on knot craft, designing and building system anchors, passive and active rock climbing camming devices with strong emphasis on wilderness techniques where heavy equipment is not accessible. Use of high directionals is covered in addition to training on the Arizona Vortex.
This Mountain Rescue class combined with the Canyon Rescue Workshop and Team Skills Rescue fulfill 90% of the rope rescue solutions encountered in the wilderness.
Canyon Rescue Workshop – This unique rescue class is by invitation only with no tuition required, and is geared towards the serious search and rescue practitioner wishing to improve their own personal and team rescue skills. The CRW is a hands-on rope rescue class set in Utah’s beautiful canyons, and is designed for rescues in various terrains, including the slot canyons common in the Southwestern United States. Students will learn how to build complex arrangements as a team to reach, treat and extricate patients from a confined canyon environment. Rope rescue rigging involving high angle offsets and highlines are used in many solutions, but not all. Emphasis is on using all basic gear carried by the team such as rope, carabiners, webbing, pulleys and accessory cord, to build your rescue approach. Extensive focus on using the Arizona Vortex artificial high directional is also covered in this rope rescue class.
Offset Highline Rescue Workshop – This course is specialized for rope access technicians and rope rescue personnel for focusing on temporary rigging with elevated rope tracking elements. This workshop is conducted in the Granite Dells of Prescott, AZ, beginning with simple lessons on physics related to ropes used above the ground and under tension. The OHRW gives students the groundwork for elevated transporting systems, and the distinctions between offsets and highlines. This course is not only for rescue personnel as it is also a valuable rope access course.
Swiftwater Rescue Training - There are three swiftwater rescue courses offered by Sierra Rescue to meet the requirements of NFPA 1670 and NFPA 1006 which detail the standards for qualified rescue technicians in the area of water. These courses are beneficial to Fire departments, Search and Rescue teams, all branches of the Military, River Guides, Biologists, Hydrologists and even the recreational boater. Contact AHS Rescue to learn more about this and any rope rescue classes.
AHS Is a Chosen Equipment Supplier for Rope Rescue Classes
All required rope access equipment or rope rescue equipment may be purchased directly from AHS Rescue to ensure complete compliance to all rope rescue training schools. Students will need an AES Aztek Elite Kit, Black Diamond ATC-Guide Belay/Rappel Device, Black Diamond Rocklock Carabiner, Petzl Ascension Ascender, seat and chest harness and many more items for the MRW, CRW, and OHRW --all available at AHS Rescue. You can also purchase your swiftwater rescue gear which includes much of the same equipment, as rope rescue in the water falls under swiftwater rescue training.
AHS Rescue is a valued supplier to search and rescue teams across the nation with superior training and reliable equipment that lives depend on. Contact us by filling out the quick form, or by email today to purchase your necessary equipment for all rope rescue classes.