Upcoming HCRU Events

Introduction to Single Rope Technique
March 12-13, 2022
 Location: Brindlee Mountain Fire Station 1 
Cost: $100
Curious about vertical caving? Want to do some rappelling and climbing? Come spend two days learning Single Rope Technique (SRT). Amazing instructor:student ratios (typically 2:1 or better!) and gear is provided. It is also a great refresher course, or learn more about rigging and various maneuvers on rope. Find out more, and register here!

15th Annual HCRU Car Show Fundraiser
June 25, 2022
 Location: Monte Sano State Park - Picnic Area
Cost: $20 (Includes park entry!)
Classic cars, rat rods, cool bikes, it's all here! Check out the Car Show page for information and a flyer, free to distribute.
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Rescue Technician: Cave Rescue 1 & 2
July 28-July 31 (optional cert test on August 1), 2022
Location: Exact location varies by day, starts at Brindlee Mountain Fire Department
Cost: $150 Non-Certification (typical for cavers), $350 Certification (in-state)
This NFPA 1006 class is sanctioned by the Alabama Fire College. The HCRU is the first and only organization approved to teach it. Both certification and non-certification courses are identical, the only difference being the certification exam on Monday. Learn what it takes to rescue someone from a cave through lots of hands-on training and a full-day mock rescue. Class dates are Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday with the optional certification test is on Monday. Certification student registration is handled by the Alabama Fire College. To register, please CALL them at (866) 984-3545. Non-certs can register with HCRU directly. More information here.

Hauls and Lowers Class
Next Date TBD - if interested, please enquire
 Location: Brindlee Mountain Fire Station 1 
Cost: $50
Designed to familiarize students in the building and operation of haul and lower systems in wilderness environments. Class and hands-on field instruction will emphasize: choosing natural anchors, rigging and system operation, problem solving, and addressing system problems. Find out more, and register here!