High Angle Rescue School

The North Carolina High Angle Rescue School is a progressive school offering a wide range of rescue procedures consisting of “hands-on” tasks and skills. The skills that are taught in this school are not limited to the wilderness environment, but can easily be adapted to urban high-level rescue situations. Students are continually evaluated during the evolutions and receive constructive feedback. Units I & III classes are scheduled the last weekend in March or first weekend in April. Units II & IV classes are scheduled the first weekend in November. A certificate of completion will be awarded upon successful completion of all four units.

The format of the school has been changed to allow all units to be completed in succession. Students who have not completed Level 4 will need to attend Unit 3 which is equivalent to pre-2009 Level 4.

Unit 2

Maximum of 90 students.

Students will receive practical and hands on instruction in the following areas. Level 2 students will be given a knots test immediately after registering. Students will have a time limit of 30 seconds to complete each knot. Students who do not successfully pass the test will be assigned to a remedial ropes, knots, basket work and mechanical advantages class for the weekend.

  • Unit 2 Hands-on Topics
  • Unit 2 Equipment Checklist

    Chief Officers, please make sure all members applying for the school have the following equipment.

    All classes will be outside, hands-on exercises; therefore, students should be prepared for any type of weather conditions. Bag lunches will be provided.

Unit 4

Maximum of 50 students.

Students will receive practical and hands on instruction in the following areas. Students will, with a partner, draw a card for either a vertical or horizontal basket and have a time limit of 10 minutes to complete the skill in order to be admitted into the level.

  • Unit 4 Hands-on Topics
  • Unit 4 Equipment Checklist

    Chief Officers, please make sure all members applying for the school have the following equipment.

    All classes will be outside, hands-on exercises; therefore, students should be prepared for any type of weather conditions. Bag lunches will be provided.

Rope and Knots Evaluation

All levels will be evaluated. The practical rope and knots evaluation will consist of the following knots.

  • Knot Types