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Tactical Rope Operations Integrated Course: An intensive 5 day (50 contact hours) course for moderately experienced tactical rope operators to take their rope access and intervention techniques to a new level. Course draws from learning objectives from all 3 core levels of Vertically Speaking Tactical's Training Program. An entry skill test is required to gain entry to show possession of basic and safe rope travel techniques. This is not just a tactical rappelling class from top anchors. Students will learn to travel both ways on rope, through every conceivable obstacle, and perform interventions with suspects in a variety of scenarios. Course is heavy on SRT fluency, remote line deployment and tactical climbing for buildings, trees, and structures, sometimes utilizing human anchors. Exercises include night operations with role players and NLTA, as well as live fire drills in a controlled range with vertical props, integrating sniper operations for cover. Course will include the Vertically Speaking SRT certification test on day 4, and may (arrangements still pending) include formal assessment of many International Technical Rescue Association (ITRA) tactical endorsement skills.
Dates: Monday July 20 thru Friday July 24 2020
Location: Redmond, Oregon
Entry Skills Test: Demonstrate proficiency with 10 knots and hitches, AND given 15 minutes, don your harness and PPE, climb 10 meters rope, perform changeover to rappel, rappel 8 meters, changeover to ascend, and downclimb 2 meters. Demonstrate proper tie off of your descent control device during test. Must maintain 2 points of attachment until moving on a proven descender.
Cost: $1250.00 (includes lunch on all 5 days and dinner on day 3 prior to night operations). (Special $250.00 discount with code "VS Tactical" can be used for this pilot course. See registration link for details)