Rope Rescue Team members are highly trained in performing wildland rope rescue using specialized equipment and techniques. Members are expected to know a wide range of skills and to train for at least 20 hours per year over and above other KSAR training. Rope rescue qualification course are run throughout the year in a number of locations in BC and qualifying members can apply for several different levels of training.
Among the items rope rescue members are knowledgeable in:
- Rescuer safety
- General hazards
- Personal and team equipment
- DCTTRS – dual capability, two tension rope system
- Slope and high angle rescues
- Knots, hitches, and bends
- Anchors and extensions
- Stretcher rigging
Rope rescue team members operate in a variety of higher risk areas and need to be able to operate in a safe and efficient manner.