$150 – $200

Aerial Rescue Emergency Preparedness Training

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Hunter Presbyterian Church

109 Rosemont Garden

Lexington, Kentucky 40503

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The Aerial Rescue Emergency Preparedness training course is designed to teach work positioning and rescue techniques used among arborists and other high-angle workers while responding to emergency situations. All levels of climbers and aerial rescuers, experienced and non-experienced, looking to increase their technical knowledge and skills as it relates to access, positioning, climbing and rescue systems are encouraged to attend. Participants are required to bring personal protection equipment and their regular climbing gear (arborist sit harness/saddle).

Aerial Rescue Emergency Preparedness Training

One-day Course: 6.5 ISA Certified CEUs-Lunch included.

Instructor: Phillip Kelley, Lead Instructor and Operations Manager for North American Training Solutions.

Rescue, Readiness, and Reality

  • Challenges of high angle rescue
  • Tree climbing systems, terms and definitions
  • Responsibility and due diligence
  • Legislation regarding emergency protocols
  • Work plan
  • JSA
  • ERP and the importance of procedures and protocols

First Aid and CPR Review

  • C,R,N and casualty assessment, primary and secondary survey
  • 911 on phone protocols, EMS support, assistance and co-operation

Risk assessment and scene management

  • Tree and site hazards
  • Suspension trauma
  • Stress management
  • Electrical hazards

Extent and severity injury evaluation

  • Look, listen and feel
  • Stabilize, comfort and support

Self Rescue and working in isolation

  • Self rescue techniques and methods
  • Working alone defined and evaluated

Climber Extrication

  • Scenario evaluation, triage
  • Prepare rescue equipment
  • Self Rescue
  • Ground worker assisted rescue systems
  • Single (Stationary) Rope systems, Basal and Canopy anchors
  • Spare pole systems and challenges
  • Spar pole triage and victim packaging

Rescuer Ascent and work positioning

  • Rope placement and installation
  • Rescue techniques and strategies
  • Climbing systems, weight transfer, angles of incidence and loading
  • Pick offs
  • Single (Stationary) Rope systems and friction management

Please contact Laura Lambert at info@ky-isa.org with any questions.

Laura Lambert, KAA Component Executive



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