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Arborist Rescue for First Responders

September 17 @ 8:00 am - September 18 @ 5:00 pm


This two day program hosted by Norwich Fire Department is geared for first responders who may be faced with a ‘person in a tree’ emergency.  Designed and taught with professional arborists, it’s heavily focused on arborist emergencies and will cover size-up, developing an IAP and making a go/no-go decision to begin rescue.  Despite being focused on arborist incidents, the skills taught are immediately applicable to all types of scenarios, from hang gliders to parachutists or protestors, or children stuck at height.  Students will learn the skills necessary to perform a bottom up rescue and will then be faced with complex rescue scenarios requiring planning and teamwork.

While there are no prerequisites it’s beneficial if students have a strong set of personal on-rope skills including self rescue techniques as well as the ability to ascend and descend a fixed vertical line.

PPE Provided: Vector Rescue will provide class 3 harnesses and helmets. Students are welcome to bring their own PPE, however it is subject to inspection.

PPE Required: Closed toe shoes, ANSI rated eye protection.



September 17 @ 8:00 am
September 18 @ 5:00 pm
Event Category:


Vector Rescue


Norwich Fire Department
10 N Thames St
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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