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Rope rescue

Rope rescue is a subset of technical rescue that involves the use of Nylon kernmantle ropes, anchoring and belay devices, friction rappel devices, and other specialized equipment to reach victims and safely recover them.

In the USA, rope rescue is covered under National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) 1670, and certain disciplines such as confined space rescue may also be covered under 29 CFR 1910.146 and 29 CFR 1910.147.