The Medic: Vertical Rescue


Many emergency first aid skills can be forgotten if you don’t use them on a regular basis.  In the panic of an emergency, it is easy to forget the techniques and when you should use a certain method to help someone who is injured.

This is a 4-hour hands on workshop where we will discuss and practice vertical rescue skills and techniques.  Would you know what to do if you found an injured hiker off a trail with no higher care options? What steps could you take to maintain safety for yourself and others in a post disaster scenario?    We will spend time discussing how to become familiar with the gear and basics of vertical rescue before practicing introduction techniques in a controlled environment.

Learning many rescue techniques can help you become an asset to a medic team or community, in a post-disaster situation or where someone’s life is in danger with no higher care options available.

We will cover:

  • Rescue and climbing knots
  • Vertical rescue concepts
  • Essential equipment
  • How to work with minimal gear
  • Safety and precautions
  • An introduction to rapelling
  • Patient extrication


Dates: February 16, 2019. 9:30am – 1:30pm

Location: Directions will be emailed to all registered students prior to the workshop.

Pre-Requisite: none required.

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