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Mon, Oct 13


San Ignacio, Belize

Rescue Systems 1; October 13-17, 2025

Rescue Systems 1 is a fast paced, hands on course designed to provide the line firefighter with essential rope and structural collapse rescue skills. Meets the NFPA 1006 JPR's for operations level rope and structural collapse.

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Rescue Systems 1; October 13-17, 2025
Rescue Systems 1; October 13-17, 2025

Dates & Location

Oct 13, 2025, 8:30 AM – Oct 16, 2025, 6:30 PM

San Ignacio, Belize, San Ignacio, Belize

About this course

Rescue Systems 1 is an intermediate 40 hour technical rescue and urban search and rescue course designed for firefighters, EMS providers, and law enforcement officers.  This course is designed to provide the participant with a skill set allowing them to complete basic and intermediate rescue skills, operating as a member of a crew and using readily available tools and materials.

Key topics include use of ropes, knots, rigging, and pulley systems; descending, rappelling, belaying tools and techniques; subsurface rescue techniques; use of cribbing and wedges; emergency shoring; use of manual, electric, and gas-powered cutting tools; use of fire service ladders in specialized rescue situations; heavy lift with limited tools; and simulated rescue exercises.  Upon completion, students will have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to fulfill the JPRs for operations level rope and structural collapse established in NFPA 1006 (2017 ed.).  This course is taught by current Rescue Specialists from Empact’s Urban Search and Rescue Task Force who are also current Fire Service based technical rescue providers and instructors.

Location: San Ignacio, Belize

Hours: 0830-1830 Daily  

Cost: $1100 per student. 

Required Equipment: Helmet, eye protection, gloves, boots.  

Pre-requisites: This is not an introductory course and assumes the participant has a basic understanding of fire service rescue techniques and tools, as well as an understanding of incident management and safety procedures applicable to the technical rescue environment.

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