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Training Courses by Ascension Group NW

WesSpur has partnered with Ascension Group Northwest to develop professional training seminars and hands-on classes on a wide range of topics involving climbing, rigging, and rescue. Seminars are a demonstrations of concepts in a mixture of classroom and field settings, with limited opportunity for hands on. Classes are intensive, hands-on training courses with competency tests at the conclusion.

Upcoming Ascension Group NW seminars and classes are listed below, and you may register for the seminars by purchasing tuition through WesSpur at the links below.

To find out more about Ascension Group, visit their homepage at www.AscensionGroupNW.com.

Aerial Rescue Challenge 2019

Ascension Group is partnering with industry sponsors and nationally known instructors in Aerial Rescue, Industrial Rope Access, and Arboriculture to bring you the Aerial Rescue Challenge 2019! Read more here.

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Climbing Fundamentals

This class is full - please contact us to be put on the waiting list.

Register for both Climbing Fundamentals and Snohomish Aerial Rescue Course, and get $50 off with code: 'SNO'

This course is designed from 18 years in teaching beginners to climb trees and become safe, efficient production climbers. This 3-day class is a primer to give those new to the industry the basic skills needed to begin a career as a climbing arborist.

This is a 3-day, 25 hour class. Students must be physically fit, able to perform tasks such as grasping, pulling, and lifting weights up to 100 pounds. All climbing gear is provided. Students only need appropriate clothing for working outdoors in rough terrain/weather.

    Details
  • Location: 16810 Connelly Rd Snohomish, WA 98296
  • Start time is 8:00 AM and scheduled to run till 4:00 PM each day, with 1 hour for lunch
  • Dress for the weather
  • You may use your own gear and PPE
  • ISA CEUs are available for students who complete the course
  • Class size limited to 16 students
  • Tuition is 100% refundable up to 14 days prior to start
  • Tuition is 50% refundable after that deadline
    Skills and Concepts Addressed:
  • Industry terms
  • Tree climbing knots and hitches
  • VTA
  • Throw line techniques
  • Stationary Rope Systems/ Work Positioning SRS/WP
  • MRS (Moving Rope Systems)
  • Aerial anchors / Basal Anchors
  • Spur climbing techniques
  • ANSI safety guidelines
  • Simple Mechanical Advantage theory
  • Accident Prevention and Awareness

All students will receive a Certificate of Competency upon successful demonstration of the required tasks set forth.

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Aerial Rescue Module 1 -Snohomish

May 19th, 2019 - Snohomish WA
TRA‑AR1‑051919

Register for both Climbing Fundamentals and Snohomish Aerial Rescue Course, and get $50 off with code: 'SNO'

This course is designed to give the tree worker the fundamental skills and knowledge to be able to create sound climbing systems that have self rescue at the core. All students will be able to recognize a medical emergency and conduct the steps to facilitate assessment of an injured climber, activate the EMS system, stabilize an injured worker, and package them for extraction from the canopy. All students will have a better understanding of Fire Service rescue methods and be able to work with EMS when they arrive. All training is conducted in compliance with OSHA and ANSI guidelines.

This is a 10-hour course. Students must be physically fit and have fundamental knowledge of arborist climbing systems and operations.

    Details
  • Location: 16810 Connelly Rd Snohomish, WA 98296
  • Start time is 8:30 AM and scheduled to run till 5:30 PM
  • 1 hour break for lunch
  • Dress for the weather
  • You may use your own gear and PPE
  • ISA CEUs are available for students who complete the course
  • Class size limited to 16 students
  • Tuition is 100% refundable up to 14 days prior to start
  • Tuition is 50% refundable after that deadline
    Topics covered:
  • Scene size-up
  • Trauma care
  • Spinal assessment & stabilization
  • Self Rescue Concepts
  • Single Rescuer Pick-offs
  • Crew/Ground base rescue systems
  • Review of Fire/EMS basic rope rescue systems
  • Simple and compound MA systems

All students will receive a Certificate of Competency upon successful demonstration of the required tasks set forth.

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