The Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) teams module is designed to provide supervision and control of essential functions at incidents where technical rescue expertise and equipment are required for safe and effective rescue operations. US&R incidents can be caused by a variety of events such as earthquakes, floods that cause widespread damage to a variety of structures and entrap hundreds of people. Other examples of US&R incidents can range from mass transportation accidents with multiple victims to single site events such as trench cave-in and confined space rescue operations involving only a few victims. US&R operations are unique in that specialized training and equipment are required to mitigate the incident in the safest and most efficient manner possible.
The Basic level represents the minimum capability to conduct safe and effective search and rescue operations at structure collapse incidents. Personnel at this level shall be competent at surface rescue that involves minimal removal of debris and building contents to extricate easily accessible victims from non-collapsed structures.
The Light USAR level represents the minimum capability to conduct safe and effective search and rescue operations at structure collapse incidents involving the collapse or failure of light frame construction and basic rope rescue operations.
Basic Rope Access & Rescue provides an intense training in rope rescue fundamentals, focusing on high- and low-angle rescue techniques. The course covers skills used in mountain, industrial, and confined space rescues.
Advanced Rope Access & Rescue is an advanced rope rescue training for the serious professional. In this 40-hour class, you are challenged by scenarios that test your rigging skills and expand your problem-solving capabilities. The curriculum was developed with more than 15 years of experience in teaching rope rescue. We update and revise the course regularly to bring you the latest and best information on rope rescue techniques.
This course covers basic rescue as it applies to the mountain environment. You’ll learn about anchor building, belay techniques, rappelling and utilizing mechanical advantage for raising systems. Students will practice and participate in some important high angle rescue scenarios using litters, hauling systems and lowering systems.
The Advanced Mountain Rescue course was designed for individuals who already have a high level of rescue training, who wish to apply their rope rescue, team rescue, and self-rescue skills in a rock, snow and ice environment. The central focus of the course is "lightening-up" rescue tactics, while also developing improvisational rescue skills.
This course covers "Safe Management of Moving Water and Flood Rescue Operations,". This course gives public safety and emergency organizations an effective and inexpensive way to provide at least awareness-level information on the growing problems of flash floods, debris
flows, storm surges, levee failures, and moving water rescues to ALL personnel.
An Adventurous and Hands-On, 32-h course of intermediate river and flood rescue Skills, Strategy and Tactics involving Rescue Swimming, Rope Rigging Systems and Boat handling for Emergency Service and Public Safety personnel.
this 40-h course is suited for those seeking a more advanced understanding of Swiftwater Incident Management, Remote Area Rescue, Night Operations and Highline Technical Rope Rigging Skills.
WMTI provides specifically suited training courses targeted for Operators engaged in Helicopter Search and Rescue, Military, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Rescue organization and Industry.
This course offers a wide range of topics covering all essential aspects and skills involved in helicopter emergency response in order to safely and successfully perform helicopter hoist or short-haul rescues in mountain, confined or remote access locations.
Advanced Helicopter SAR syllabus is performance oriented training conducted for high risk environments. It covers all aspects of the Basic Class Helicopter Rescue SAR Course but additionally incorporates the advanced skills and concepts to operate in challenging mountain, cliff, high-rise and/or flood/swift-water operating environments.
In Basic Navigation course, you will start by learning the basics, like parts of the compass, how to read a topographic map, as well as how to use related tools, equipment, and resources. The specific purpose of this course is to provide you in easy-to-learn chunks the information you need to become a competent map-and-compass land navigator. You'll find useful information on path finding, compass use, and map reading. We only require that you bring your sense of adventure, and your Positive Mental Attitude.
Advanced Land Navigation Course is designed for graduates of the Basic Land Navigation Course that are looking for a greater challenge. The Advanced Course is designed to reinforce the skills that you learned during the Basic Course and present you with new, greater challenges. When a compass is not available, different techniques may be used to determine the four cardinal directions. It covers all aspects of the land navigation, methods and Techniques. We'll help you find your way! We will teach you to navigate with a map, compass, and GPS. Learn how to orient a map, use a compass, and follow waypoints confidently.