Basic Wilderness Ropes & Rigging Module 1

2-3 April 2022

Cost: $125 

Participants in this course will be introduced to rope, rope hardware, patient packaging, and basic haul systems, which can be used in various aspects of wilderness rescue operations. The intent of this course is to provide rope and basic rigging experience for anyone interested in rope rescue, but particularly those who work in rural areas. Participants in this course will be introduced to characteristics of rope, rope hardware and various knots and hitches. Students will participate in patient packaging and stokes basket handling exercises. Students will be introduced to basic haul and lowering systems and their practical uses. Most of the program is hands on and time is allotted for practice to build proficiency. 

This course will also include light rescue operations orientation.

Student Supply Needs: 
1. Notebook, Pen, Pencil
2. Helmet with chinstrap.
3. Leather working gloves.
4. Long pants.
5. Pack for gear during mobility exercises.
6. Hiking style boots.

This course will take place in the weather conditions provided. Please dress and plan accordingly to work in the weather.

Sergeant Rescue Training & Consulting



Centre Lifelink EMS / CREST

125 Puddintown Rd, State College PA 16801


No onsite lodging is available for this course


There are several hotels near State College, PA within a 10-15 minute drive from the training site. Average cost per night is $100.00. The Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn, and Country Inn & Suites are all located within a 5 minute drive on College Ave in State College PA. 

BASIC wilderness 

Ropes & Rigging


There are many great restaurants in the State College area, both local and chain. There are also multiple grocery stores within a 10 minute drive from the training area.

Travel Arrangements

University Park Airport is the local airport. There are multiple rental car dealers at the airport, Enterprise, Hertz, Etc. Most hotels offer airport shuttle service.


If flying or driving from outside of the local area please plan to arrive the day before the course..


Class will dismiss at 1700 on Sunday. We encourage those wishing to fly that flight arrangements be made to depart the day after class.


Registration Policy

Payment in full is required to reserve your spot in the course. Tuition is non-transferable and is payable by check, credit card, PayPal or money order. Tuition covers class materials, course equipment use & replacement, and participant certificate or certification cards. Sergeant Rescue, CPI or Bucks County Community College is not obligated to allow any student to attend a course until the required payment and course registration materials are received and approved by Sergeant Rescue Training & Consulting staff.

Harness & Harness Rental Policy

A Class III full body harness is required for specific rope rescue training courses listed above. Pursuant to the SRTC training policy, all participants are required to have and use a serviceable full body harness. Harness rental is first come first serve. If you wish to reserve a harness please email us at, Please provide what course you are reserving a harness for. Harness rental is $55.00 per training course. Upon arrival you will sign a harness rental agreement prior to receiving a harness. (If Applicable) 

Cancelation, Withdraw & Refund Policy

To cancel out of or withdraw from a course you must contact our staff via email or phone. If you do cancel or withdraw from a course understand that your seat maybe given to someone on the course waitlist. To re-register for a course you must complete a new course registration and pay for your seat again.

Due to the nature of the registration process for this course, once fully registered your tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable. No exceptions can be made for this.

A full refund will be given if we need to cancel the course for any reason.

Wait List Policy

We anticipate a waitlist for many of these courses. Space is limited to 30 participants per training program. The course payment selection will be removed once the course is filled. You will be notified if you are placed on the wait list. If an opening occurs you will be notified by order of registration received. If you accept the seat a link for payment will be sent to you.

Late Payment Policy

Participants that register and choose pay via company check or personal check must submit payment in a timely manner. Payment is due no later than 10 days after your registrations is submitted. If payment is not post marked prior to this date a late fee will be assessed. Late fees will either be invoiced separately or added to any outstanding balance.
- Initial late fee is $25.00
- An additional fee of $10.00 per day will also be assessed if payment is delayed past 14 days from registration and is retroactive to the date of registration.