Training Classes

Technical Rescue Personnel: Cave Rescue Awareness, Operations, and Technician

NFPA 1006 Certified Class & Alabama Fire College (AFC) sanctioned

This is an intensive hands-on four-day class (Thursday-Friday-Saturday-Sunday, and a test on Monday only for those seeking Certification) complete with an all-day student-run mock rescue. We work hard to ensure all students get hands-on training at every skill station and provide many rotations so everyone has an opportunity to experience in each role involved in cave rescue. We welcome everyone interested in learning about cave rescue whether or not associated with an agency, and strive to keep costs to cavers and individuals who do not require NFPA certification low, at only $150! 

Cost: $150 without certification, $350 with AFC Pro Board Certification, $540 out of state certification

Certification Registration must be done through the Alabama Fire College (866) 984-3545

View Dates and non-certification registration information is here.

Single Rope Technique (SRT):

This is an introductory two-day (weekend) course for SRT, the rope climbing and rappelling skills used by vertical cavers. A perfect way to learn about and practice rappelling and climbing in a safe environment. It covers basic rigging skills and various maneuvering skills such as changeovers, dealing with rope obstructions, and edge transitions. 

Cost: $100 - all gear is provided!

View Dates & Register Here