AERIAL RESCUE FOR ARBORISTS
Any emergency situation in a tree could become the one in which you save someone’s life. Knowing how to do it right is an essential skill on every job site.
In this one-day class, arborists will learn how to prepare for and perform simple and complex aerial rescues safely and efficiently, following well-established rescue protocols and procedures. Repetition is the building block of success. You will practice low-to-the-ground rescue techniques as many times as necessary until you have the procedures locked into “muscle memory.” When you understand and can perform the basic steps involved in each type of rescue, you will be well equipped to improvise and handle most rescue emergencies.
Due to the tragic death of a production climber on March 2, TCI anticipates a large demand for this class. Several sessions are scheduled. Call TCI (404-377-3150) to register.
||Sign-in and Class Introduction
Rescue Manual and Quiz review
Start of practical training
||Outdoor Practical Training
Each student will play the role of rescuer, victim or prompter/ground support following written simple and complex rescue scripts (protocols) in numerous practice sessions.
Taught by: Peter "Treeman" Jenkins or Murville Alleman, ISA-Certified Arborists and former production climbers with their own tree services. Both are senior instructors with Tree Climbers International, Inc.
Course Requirements: Must be able to climb with ropes.
Course Materials: When you register, you will be emailed a detailed article that you must read prior to class. Because we want to make sure you are familiar with the material before you learn the practical techniques, you will also take a written multiple-choice quiz based on the material before attending class. Bring your answer sheet with you. Quizzes will be corrected onsite. Other course materials will be distributed during class.
Course graduation: To pass this course, you must have read the Manual and pass the quiz. You also must be able to perform a simple and a complex rescue safely and efficiently, without guidance and according to the rescue protocols. Students will receive a “Certificate of Graduation” following course completion.
Class size: 3 students per class. Any working climber is welcome to register.To register: Call Tree Climbers International, 404-377-3150.
Location: TCI Clubhouse, 1290 Merry Lane NE, Atlanta 30329. Rain or shine.
Cost: $250 (includes lunch).
Gear required: Bring your own saddle and helmet only. All other gear is provided. Please do not bring anything else.
Course materials: Course Manual and Quiz emailed with registration. Other materials will be distributed onsite.
ISA CEUs: Approved for CEUs in the following categories:
Certified Arborist (6.5), Municipal Specialist (3.75), Aerial Lift (6.5)
BCMA Practice (2.75), BCMA Management (3.75), Climber Specialist (6.5)