Now an eBook: CMC’s Rope Rescue Technician Manual 6th Edition

The eBook is available to purchase on Google Play Books.

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About the CMC Rope Rescue Technician Manual

Edited by James A. Frank

The CMC Rope Rescue Technician Manual has become the standard reference for many departments and rope rescue training programs. The manual reflects what we have learned through more than 40 years of responding to rescues and teaching thousands of students.

What’s in the Sixth Edition?

  • NFPA 1006 references added to the Terminal Learning Objectives and Enabling Learning Objectives in each chapter
  • High Angle and Low Angle chapters have been split out from the Litter Operations chapter
  • Dedicated chapter for Twin Tension Systems
  • New chapter on Ladder Rescue Systems
  • Updated step-by-step illustrations in the Rope Access chapter
  • Newly developed techniques for the CMC CLUTCH™ by Harken Industrial™
  • User information for the CMC CLUTCH™ by Harken Industrial, LEVR™ Personal Escape System, CMC G11™ Lifeline, AZORP (Omni Directional Rigging Pod), and Hurley Picket Anchor System
  • 430 pages of content, 40 pages of it totally new.

Click here for T-Method practice worksheets found in the Appendix.

About Our Selection of Books
We have compiled an outstanding selection of books on rescue. However, there is no substitute for proper training and time in the field for gaining the skills needed to provide safe and effective emergency assistance.

Please Note: CMC recognizes that there are many different techniques in rescue. While our book selection reflects the leading authorities and most popular texts, as with all publications, recent developments in equipment and practices may not be included.

To purchase a print copy, contact your local dealer or purchase through our website:

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6th Edition Edited by James A. Frank The CMC Rope Rescue Technician Manual has become the stan
Covers NFPA 1006 Chapter 5 (Rope Rescue) Operations and Technician level skills. Rope Rescue Technician I/II provides an intensive 40-hour high-angle rescue class that teaches skills required by fire departments, mountain, and industrial rescue teams.
Covers NFPA 1006 Chapter 5 (Rope Rescue) Technician Level Skills. Rope Rescue Technician III is an advanced rope rescue training for the serious professional.
CMC’s 3-Day, Vertical Skills Class will introduce a selection of Rope Access techniques specifically chosen to improve the rescuer’s ability to move independently on rope. Taking place in a state-of-the-art, climate-controlled facility with easy travel logistics, students will use industry-leading equipment to move on rope and learn how to better support rescues in challenging environments.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I purchase the eBook?

The eBook can be purchased through Google Play Books. Google Play Books is available on:

  • Laptops and Computers: Access Google Play Book using your computer’s web browser here.
  • Android devices: Download the Google Play Book App here.
  • Apple devices: Download the Google Play Book App here.

For more information, please visit Google’s Help Center here.

When I open the eBook, why are the pages black, images inversed, or the illustrations black and white?

Your device may automatically be set to “Dark theme”. You can change this through the Google Play Book App settings by:

  • Opening the eBook
  • At the top right, click the Display options icon “Aa”
  • Turn on Light Theme

Do I need a Google account to purchase the eBook?

Yes, in order to purchase the eBook on Google Play Books, you must have a google account.

Will other CMC Technical Manuals be available as an eBook?

In the future, we hope to bring all our Manuals to a digital platform.

Is the eBook available on Kindle, Apple Books, or Kobo?

Currently, the Rope Rescue Technician Manual 6th Edition eBook is only available on Google Play Books.

Can I print the eBook?

The eBook cannot be printed. Print copies of the Rope Rescue Technician Manual 6th Edition can be purchased through your local dealer or on our website at:

Can I rent the eBook?

The eBook is not available for rent at this time.

Can I read the eBook on my Kindle, Nook, or Sony eReader?

Unfortunately, Google Play Books is not available on these devices/platforms.

What countries is the eBook available in?

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam

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