Ropes and Knots

Ropes and Knots

Format of Program: Class presented as lecture (on-line coming soon). Hands On Program as well.

Program Length:  Didactic 3 Hours 55 Minutes Prices: Contact us for pricing details

The course meets the requirements of NFPA® 1001 for Firefighter I.

Program description:

After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to:

  • Apply basic use of ropes and knots.
  • Compare and contrast the characteristics of life-safety rope and utility rope.
  • Summarize criteria for reusing life-safety rope.
  • Describe rope materials.
  • Describe types of rope construction.
  • Summarize basic guidelines for rope maintenance.
  • Explain procedures for storing life-safety rope.
  • Describe webbing and webbing construction.
  • Describe parts of a rope and considerations in tying a knot.
  • Describe knot characteristics and knot elements.
  • Describe characteristics of knots commonly used in the fire service.
  • Select commonly used rope hardware for specific applications.
  • Summarize hoisting safety considerations.
  • Discuss rescue rope and harness.

Hands On 4 Hours

  • Inspect, clean, and store rope.
  • Coil and uncoil a rope.
  • Tie the single overhand knot.
  • Tie a bowline.
  • Tie a clove hitch.
  • Tie a clove hitch around an object.
  • Tie a figure eight.
  • Tie a figure-eight bend.
  • Tie a figure eight on a bight.
  • Tie a becket bend.
  • Hoist an axe.
  • Hoist a pike pole.
  • Hoist a roof ladder.
  • Hoist a dry hoseline.
  • Hoist a charged hoseline.  
  • Hoist a power saw.