CMC Rope Rescue Manual

Revised Fifth Edition, Edited by James A. Frank


The CMC Rope Rescue Manual has become the standard reference for many fire departments, rescue teams and rope rescue training programs in the United States. But this doesn’t mean that it isn’t a great reference for Australian conditions as well. The Manual’s concise style, extensive use of illustrations and step-by-step procedures help the reader to develop their skills whether they are a beginner or professional.

The Rope Rescue Manual clearly sequences and describes the elements of rope rescue in a way that is both detailed and yet easy to understand making it a great tool for either the beginner or the experienced professional. With over 380 pages, including a glossary and suggested layouts for forms such as a ‘Hardware Inspection and Maintenance Log’, there is something for everybody.

New in the 5th Edition:-

  • Terminal Learning Objectives and Enabling Learning Objectives added to each chapter
  • New chapter on life safety equipment testing
  • Enlarged step-by-step illustrations in the Rope Access chapter
  • Updated testing of knot efficiency
  • Tests of contamination on polyester ropes added – full ITRS report
  • Updated discussions of main/belay and twin-tension systems
  • Revised techniques for belaying with the MPD
  • User information for the new 3D descent control device




Please note that the CMC Rope Rescue Manual is intended as an aid to training, not as a substitute for it. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to ensure that the user is adequately and competently trained.



$119.00

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384 pages including indices and appendices

Printed in the USA