Search & Rescue Courses

Our Search & Rescue Courses are broken down into 4 main categories of knowledge with specific tiered courses that earn mastery level of skill within each category to earn Rescue Specialist I, II, and III certificates of completion. To learn more, please click into each module to see the detailed description of each course. Sign Up for Training Now!

Rescue Specialist Curriculum

Finish All Trainings Below To Earn: Rescue Specialist II & III Certification of Completion

Vertical Rescue II - High Angle Rescue Techniques


*Vertical Rescue II - High Angle Rescue Techniques (40 hours)

  • Prerequisite: Vertical Rescue I - Ropes & Rigging
  • Applicable Certification level: Rescue Specialist II - Vertical High Angle
Description: This course concerns rescues involving elevation differences. The class covers fixed and floating brake rappels, transfer of personnel from one line onto a second line, and patient movement in litter systems. The students will construct and operate mechanicaladvantage systems, belay and safety systems, anchor systems using accepted vertical rescue practices. The physics and dynamics of rescue systems will be explored. Practical evolutions will include lowering and hauling systems in simulated rescue situations. Written and practical skill examinations will be administered at the completion of the course.




Vertical Rescue III - Advanced High Angle Rescue


*Vertical Rescue III - Advanced High Angle Rescue (54 hours)

  • Prerequisite: Vertical Rescue II - High Angle Rescue Completion
  • Applicable Certification Level: Rescue Specialist III - Vertical High Angle
Description: This is an advanced course which emphasizes team development and team management. Advanced vertical rescue skills will be introduced. The student will participate in team applications of vertical rescue skills in simulated rescue situations. Practical evolutions will include rescues from vessels, confined space, towers, structural, industrial and agricultural environments. Written and practical skill examinations will be administered at the completion of the course.





Finish All Trainings Below To Earn: Rescue Specialist II & III Certification of Completion

Vertical Rescue II - High Angle Rescue Techniques


*Vertical Rescue II - High Angle Rescue Techniques (40 hours)

  • Prerequisite: Vertical Rescue I - Ropes & Rigging
  • Applicable Certification level: Rescue Specialist II - Vertical High Angle
Description: This course concerns rescues involving elevation differences. The class covers fixed and floating brake rappels, transfer of personnel from one line onto a second line, and patient movement in litter systems. The students will construct and operate mechanicaladvantage systems, belay and safety systems, anchor systems using accepted vertical rescue practices. The physics and dynamics of rescue systems will be explored. Practical evolutions will include lowering and hauling systems in simulated rescue situations. Written and practical skill examinations will be administered at the completion of the course.




Vertical Rescue III - Advanced High Angle Rescue


*Vertical Rescue III - Advanced High Angle Rescue (54 hours)

  • Prerequisite: Vertical Rescue II - High Angle Rescue Completion
  • Applicable Certification Level: Rescue Specialist III - Vertical High Angle
Description: This is an advanced course which emphasizes team development and team management. Advanced vertical rescue skills will be introduced. The student will participate in team applications of vertical rescue skills in simulated rescue situations. Practical evolutions will include rescues from vessels, confined space, towers, structural, industrial and agricultural environments. Written and practical skill examinations will be administered at the completion of the course.





Firefighters

Learn strategies and tactics, along with instructor and management level skills.

Helicopter Rescue Team

Learn roadway extractions, confined space, trench, and vertical rescue techniques.

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