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Technical Training - Litter Attendant

Instructors: RfR 17/18

This class will cover the basics of packaging a patient in a Stokes litter, and functioning as the litter attendant during a technical rescue.

Bring your personal rigging equipment.

Required for advancement to Rescue Member.

Special Note to Candidates:

Rigging, knots, and raising/lowering systems are complex topics. We cannot spend as much time or make the number of repetitions necessary to truly master this topic. In order to attain the proficiency necessary to successfully execute the technical rescue test, and even more importantly, to safely and efficiently rig these systems during operations, you will need to do some practice in addition to the trainings. This is especially relevant after Knots, Bends, Hitches, and Systems as most of the info presented here is used extensively in successive trainings.

Organizing small study groups one or two evenings a week to practice is a good method, but even making meaningful repetitions by yourself will help immensely. Feel free to call the Training Officer or any other Board or Rescue Member if you feel you need additional help with this important segment of your training. If you need to borrow gear from the rescue vehicles (for practice only), please make arrangements with John Bush, Equipment Officer.

Earlier Event: June 22
OPS Weekend - Simulated Operation
Later Event: June 29
Technical Training - High Angle