aVERT – Vertical Emergency Response Training

Rescue Training for Fire, EMS, SAR & Industrial Teams

Training, Consulting, Evaluation & Rescue Program Development

Rope Rescue Tech PatchWater-Ice Patch

Robert Riversong, Rescue Specialist

NCRC PatchaVERT (at) Ponds-Edge.net VT Cave Rescue Patch

Low & High-Angle Rope Rescue, 

River Rescue, Backcountry Rescue, Cave Rescue


basic knots – simple anchors

low-angle rappeling & belaying



more knots – anchor systems

steep-angle litter raising, lowering, & belaying systems



loads, forces & vectors

multi-point load-distributing anchors

back-ties & directionals – artificial high anchors

compound & complex mechanical advantage pulley systems

patient pick-offs – vertical lowering & raising systems – offsets & highlines



curriculum and practicum created to meet your specific needs