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Rescue Training

Come learn from the best! Empact is the premier rescue training organization in the Pacific Northwest, currently offering Rescue Systems 1, Rope Rescue Technician, Advanced Rope Rescue courses, and specialty courses for private sector and government customers. 

Why choose Empact? It's simple, experience matters! All of Empact's courses are taught by current career firefighters active in their local and regional technical rescue teams, and many are active US&R Task Force members with extensive domestic and international deployment and response experience.

Empact's courses are focused on current firefighters and emergency response professionals and put a premium on the development of hands-on skills and scenario-based training.  

Empact's courses meet the standards set by NFPA 1006, JPR's for technical rescue; and prepare the firefighter to operate at the corresponding levels established by NFPA 1670.

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Rescue Systems 1

Rescue Systems 1 is a fast paced, hands on course designed to provide the line firefighter with essential rescue skills.  Topics include low- and high- angle rope systems, shoring, cribbing, breaching, and heavy lift; all using commonly available tools.  Meets the NFPA 1006 JPR's for operations level rope and structural collapse.

 

 

 

 

 

2024 Scheduled Courses

May 6-9; Bremerton, WA

September 9-12; Bremerton, WA

 

2025 Scheduled Courses

May 12-15; Bremerton, WA

September 15-18; Bremerton, WA

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Structural Collapse Technician 

Structural Collapse Technician (Rescue Systems 2) is an advanced rescue course designed to prepare the firefighter or rescue technician to operate effectively during complex structural collapse incidents.  Topics include metal and reinforced concrete breaching, search techniques, advanced shoring, and the use of specialized tools. Meets the NFPA 1006 JPR's for technician level structural collapse.

 

Scheduled Courses

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Rope Rescue Technician

Rope Rescue Technician is an advanced ropes course designed to provide the firefighter or rescue technician with advanced rope rescue skills.  Topics include multi-point anchor systems, 2-rope offset horizontal operations, pick-off rescues, and tended litter raises and lowers. Meets the NFPA 1006 JPR's for technician level rope rescue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2024 Scheduled Courses

June 3-7; Bremerton, WA

 

2025 Scheduled Courses

June 2-6; Location TBD

September 22-26;  TBD

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Confined Space Rescue Technician

Confined Space Rescue Technician is an advanced course that equips firefighters and rescue technicians with specialized skills for safe and effective confined space rescue operations.  Topics include rescuer safety, atmospheric monitoring, patient packaging, tripod systems, and confined space rope rescue techniques. Meets the NFPA 1006 JPR's for technician level confined space rescue.

2025 Scheduled Courses

March 10-14; Location TBD

 

Upcoming Courses

  • Rescue Systems 1; September 9-12, 2024
    Rescue Systems 1; September 9-12, 2024
    Mon, Sep 09
    Bremerton Emergency Training Center
    Sep 09, 2024, 8:30 AM – Sep 12, 2024, 6:30 PM
    Bremerton Emergency Training Center, 5151 Linden, Bremerton, WA 98312, USA
    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.
  • Rescue Systems 1; October, 2024
    Rescue Systems 1; October, 2024
    Sorry, this class is full.
    Mon, Oct 07
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Oct 07, 2024, 8:30 AM – Oct 11, 2024, 6:30 PM
    Kyiv, Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine, 02000
    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.
  • Swiftwater Rescue Technician; February 3-7, 2025
    Swiftwater Rescue Technician; February 3-7, 2025
    Sorry, this class is full.
    Mon, Feb 03
    Benque Viejo del Carmen, Belize
    Feb 03, 2025, 8:30 AM – Feb 07, 2025, 6:30 PM
    Benque Viejo del Carmen, Belize, Benque Viejo del Carmen, Belize
    Swiftwater Rescue Technician is an advanced water rescue course that provides emergency responders with the skills to perform complex rescues in swift water and flood environments. Meets NFPA 1006 job performance requirements for technician-level swiftwater rescue.
  • Confined Space Rescue Technician; March 10-14, 2025
    Confined Space Rescue Technician; March 10-14, 2025
    Mon, Mar 10
    Location is TBD
    Mar 10, 2025, 8:00 AM – Mar 14, 2025, 5:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Confined Space Rescue Technician is an advanced course that equips firefighters and rescue personnel with the specialized skills needed to perform complex rescues in permit-required confined spaces. Meets NFPA 1006 job performance requirements for technician-level confined space rescue.
  • Rescue Systems 1; May 12-15, 2025
    Rescue Systems 1; May 12-15, 2025
    Mon, May 12
    Bremerton Emergency Training Center
    May 12, 2025, 8:30 AM – May 15, 2025, 6:30 PM
    Bremerton Emergency Training Center, 5151 Linden, Bremerton, WA 98312, USA
    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.
  • Rope Rescue Technician; June 2-6, 2025
    Rope Rescue Technician; June 2-6, 2025
    Mon, Jun 02
    Location is TBD
    Jun 02, 2025, 8:00 AM – Jun 06, 2025, 4:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Rope Rescue Technician is an advanced ropes course designed to provide the firefighter or rescue technician with advanced rope rescue skills. Meets the NFPA 1006 JPR's for technician level rope rescue.
  • Rescue Systems 1; September 15-18, 2025
    Rescue Systems 1; September 15-18, 2025
    Mon, Sep 15
    Bremerton Emergency Training Center
    Sep 15, 2025, 8:30 AM – Sep 18, 2025, 6:30 PM
    Bremerton Emergency Training Center, 5151 Linden, Bremerton, WA 98312, USA
    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.
  • Rope Rescue Technician; September 22-26, 2025
    Rope Rescue Technician; September 22-26, 2025
    Mon, Sep 22
    Location is TBD
    Sep 22, 2025, 8:00 AM – Sep 26, 2025, 4:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Rope Rescue Technician is an advanced ropes course designed to provide the firefighter or rescue technician with advanced rope rescue skills. Meets the NFPA 1006 JPR's for technician level rope rescue.
  • Rescue Systems 1; October 13-17, 2025
    Rescue Systems 1; October 13-17, 2025
    Sorry, this class is full.
    Mon, Oct 13
    San Ignacio, Belize
    Oct 13, 2025, 8:30 AM – Oct 16, 2025, 6:30 PM
    San Ignacio, Belize, San Ignacio, Belize
    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.
All courses available at your location as well!
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CUSTOM & TRAVEL COURSES

Empact is pleased to offer custom courses or stock courses at your location.  We have provided custom courses for businesses, communities, non-fire government agencies, and rescue teams.  If you're looking for something special, or if you'd like one of our stock courses at your location, we'd be happy to discuss options with you.

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TESTIMONIALS

...[I] go[t] so much out of being in the field and a dozen little practical things that I had read about...A bunch of tiny little things that the veterans I think just took for granted, were really helpful for me to see and experience in person.

Firefighter/Rope Technician/2021

"All [the] instructors were great. Knowledgeable. Friendly. Made sure you understood the why"

Firefighter/Rescue Systems 1/2020

I appreciated getting repetitions on evolutions that we are low frequency. I also appreciated how the instructors were able to pivot and address some of the issues that came up during this course.

Firefighter/Rescue Systems 1/2022

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