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Red One trains Mauritius Fire and Rescue Service in Rope Rescue

Rope Rescue

Red One has recently worked in Mauritius, helping to train Specialist Rescue Team colleagues from the Mauritius Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) in Rope Rescue. MFRS has recently taken on the statutory duty in Mauritius for all ‘working at height’ rescues, for both urban and rural environments.  To facilitate this new service, MFRS has established an operational  “high angle rope access” team, consisting of 5 on-duty fire-fighters, available 24 hours a day, capable of responding quickly to any Specialist Rescue incidents across the island.

The Red One Rope Rescue Operator course introduces the knowledge and skills required by personnel to operate safely and effectively during rope rescues and be an active part of a rope rescue team working under the supervision of Rope Rescue Technicians. Accredited by Rescue 3 Europe to NFPA standards, the course is delivered by Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service (DSFRS) Training Academy staff.

Red One provided two 5 day courses of 15 students per course at the Port Louis training facility of Mauritius Fire and Rescue Service and will be returning again later in 2016 to deliver further Rope Rescue Technician training for the team.

Rescue 3 Accredited NFPA Rope Rescue Operative Training

As an accredited training provider of  ‘Rescue 3′, the Red One/DSFRS course trains personnel from Fire & Rescue Services to perform safe, effective rescues from height.   This in-depth course teaches delegates everything they require to become skilled and confident Rope Rescue Operatives.

Delivered through the DSFRS Academy Access and Rescue School, the aim of this  course is to provide the delegate with all the necessary expertise to enable them to manage and safely perform a successful Rope Rescue. Delegates learn through practical exercises, where they receive feedback from course instructors and from the other course attendees; this allows the delegates to safely and confidently participate in Rope Rescue incidents.

About Red One’s Access & Rescue Training School

The Red One Access & Rescue School forms part of the Academy of Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service and is a recognized leader in the provision of top quality work at height, confined space and water rescue training. Based in Exeter, Devon, UK, the Access & Rescue School offers a full suite of practical training courses for Fire and Rescue Services, businesses and individuals.

These courses, incorporating practical ‘experiential’ exercises within our purpose built training structures and outdoor white water facilities, are designed to ensure that delegates are fully certified and competent to safely engage in work at height, in confined spaces and in areas where water may be involved. Red One can also provide training at other appropriate sites, both across the United Kingdom and overseas.

Red One has the skills and expertise to meet all your industrial and municipal fire service training needs. For more information, call us on +44 (0)1392 353373 to find out how we can help make your staff safer.


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