XFD008 – 4.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Emergency Services Training Institute at (866) 878-8900 or esti@teex.tamu.edu to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

This is the lesson covering ropes and knots.  This lesson describes different types of ropes and webbing, as well as procedures for maintaining and storing rope.  The lesson also covers different types of knots and their uses. 

(Note:  Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for details.) 


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Level 4 as described in the TEEX Student Safety Manual. for the skills portion of the class.

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed


Essentials of Fire Fighting, Seventh Edition recommended. 


  • After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to describe various uses for life safety and utility rope and differentiate among types of knots. The student shall also be able to describe the procedures for cleaning, inspecting, and maintaining rope.

Suggested Audience

All emergency and crisis response personnel 

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas (SFFMA)
  • Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP)

Contact Information

Emergency Services Training Institute
Emergency Services Training Institute
Phone: (979) 845-7641 | (866) 878-8900
Email: esti@teex.tamu.edu

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