The venues offered here in Roseville are some of the best around, as they are exciting in exposure, difficult by nature and great outdoor classrooms with much stimulus. The student will get to know the WHY of the course in the classroom and then get to apply the HOW in the field. We feel that by teaching in safe environments is essential in the initial format of the class, it builds to a crescendo by the end with full exposure and the student will be able to respond to the situation with confidence. Training at this higher level is paramount in our philosophy, because we believe that by learning in more complex situations inevitably, makes the real thing much easier when the time comes.
We truly feel that you will leave the class on that 7th or 8th day with a sense of satisfaction and the knowledge to feel competent on your next training or rescue. Remember this: â€œKnowledge is light in the rucksack, and not easily left behindâ€. (Quote by Arnor Larson)
Roseville Fire Department has hosted RTR courses near Sacramento, California since 2004. Each year, RTR and RFD have rotated various programs through this venue which offers some of the most breathtaking rescue and rigging mediums avaialble. So far, they have offered the STRW in 2005, the IRW in 2006, the TSRW in 2007 and the PSRW in 2008. Here, we have spotlighted three of the best venues available to students enrolling in Roseville courses:
- Forest Hill Bridge
- Auburn Limestone Quarry
- WAPA - SMUD Towers
- Roseville Power Plant (Energy Park)
The Forest Hill Bridge is the major attraction for Roseville. It is spectacular and certainly NOT for the faint at heart! Being 730' high, it is California's highest highway bridge.
The Auburn Limestone Quarry is also delightful in its rugged shear cliff faces which are up to 300' in height. Here, studentsw learn the intricacies of placing artificial high directionals on a difficult edge.
At WAPA (Western Area Power Administration) and SMUD (Sacramento Municipal Utility District) students get to work on de-energized power transmission structures hundreds of feet in the air. Even, in some cases walking the wire as shown. (WAPA is used only in the STRW or IRW RTR programs).
The Roseville Enerfgy Park is a state of the art peaker plant which burns natural gas. The site is clean and almost new. Here students will enjoy a clean and accessible vanue for personal and team skills.
All three of these offer a rich variation in medium from which to work. First climbing on structural steel then changing to rock and stone makes for a true learning experience.
Join us in Roseville! Contact Scott Bye of the RFD for more information.