Part of Course: Fire Science and Technology Model
Unit Overview / Details
Life safety rope and related equipment is used for a variety of rescue related functions. This lesson introduces students to the use of ropes and knots on the fire ground. Students will learn how rope is constructed and the materials used in constructing ropes, the advantages and disadvantages of each method of construction, rope nomenclature and elements of a knot, and the care and maintenance of fire service ropes. Students shall correctly identify various knots used for rescue, describe their purpose, and demonstrate tying and applying the knots for various rescue applications.
- 5 Hours
Content and Concepts
- Identify the common ropes used in the fire services, comparing fibers, construction, and characteristics of each.
- Identify the purpose and use of fire service knots.
- Demonstrate how to correctly tie fire service knots including:
- Knots to hoist equipment
- Knots to lower/raise a victim
- Knots to anchor safety ropes
- Knots to join rescue ropes
- Demonstrate the proper procedures for loading a drop bag.
- Describe the basic requirements for proper care, maintenance and storage of fire serviceropes. Demonstrate the proper way of raising or lowering equipment safely.
- Observe the techniques of repelling.
Lessons in this Unit
Students will know the terminology of Ropes and the composition of a knot/hitch or bend as well as common uses for each.
Students will know the types of ropes used in the fire service and their classifications as life safety or utility.
- Lecture and Demonstration
- 45 Minutes