URGENT 2019 Schedule Update Notice...

Due to an unforeseen event, our 2019 schedule will undergo some minor date changes over the next few weeks.
Thank you for your patience as I re-schedule some of the courses. I hope to have the schedule confirmed within two weeks.


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Your Premier Resource For Technical Rescue & Advanced Firefighter Training

Since 1994,  we have proudly delivered special rescue operations training to our nation's public safety, military special operations tactical and rescue teams, as well as, industrial responders and outdoor enthusiasts.         We deliver internationally accredited and compliant certification and custom courses for any rescue problem.  

Recent Courses

2018 Special Rescue Rigging Operations Exercise 

During the month of December, twelve rescue specialist from across the Carolinas participated in our 1st Annual Special Rescue Rigging Operations Exercise throughout the mountains of the Great Smokies in Western, NC. This rope specialist course is open to all certified NFPA Rope Rescue Technician students. The course is offered solely as a scenario-based training exercise that allow students to operate as a deployment task force rescue team and manage and conduct high-risk  rescue problems within urban, industrial, and wilderness environments (including night operations).
Our scenarios included:

  • Artificial High Directional Configurations
  • Twin Rope (Mirrored Rope Systems)
  • Advanced Rigging Techniques
  • New Technology Rope Devices
  • Multi-Purpose Descent Control Devices
  • Confined Space Rescue
  • Elevator Shaft Rescue
  • Wilderness Rescue
  • Industrial Rescue
  • Tower Rescue
  • Waterfall Rescue
  • Artificial Anchors

TR; Water Rescue Class Video;
Swain County, NC October 2018

Checkout this great video produced by one of our students Skyler Mcevoy following our 48 hr.  Technical Rescuer; Water Rescue course in Western, NC.

Swiftwater Rescue Technician I August 2018 Class Photos

Several of pour friends from Union County  & Madison County Georgia joined us along the banks of the Nantahala River to complete their SRT I course.

2018 Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB)
Guide School Class Photos

In October, we offered our annual IRB  Guide School over a 3-day format to several responders from across the Southeastern, US. Students learn the basics of operating rafts in variety of rapids and  how to perform boat based rescues, as well as, boat pin scenarios.

Valleytown Fire & Rescue Confined Space Rescue Technician

Throughout 2018, members of the Valleytown Fire & Rescue and others from surrounding jurisdictions completed over 64 hours of Confined Space Rescue Technician training.

Valleytown Fire & Rescue Trench Rescue Technician

In addition to their confined Space Rescue training, Valleytown Fire & Rescue also completed the entire Trench Rescue Technician training that also allowed them to become a certified Trench and Confined Space Heavy Rescue provider with the NC Rescue Squads & EMS Association.

Flow Path Management Cherokee Co., NC

Tri-County Community College hosted our 3-day Flow Path Management Training Experience course to firefighters throughout Western, NC in Cherokee & Clay counties. This course was comprised of 8 hours of fire physics lecture followed by hand's-on small-scale model house burns and a fuel package demonstration, followed by an acquired structure burn with the Murphy Fire Department's Engine Operations class.

Upcoming Courses

Technical Rescuer Certification Courses Haywood County, NC

We are offering the entire N.C. Technical Rescuer General/Rope program beginning on December 1, 2018 at the Junaluska Fire Department & Haywood Community College in Haywood County, NC.

Rescue 3 International Swiftwater & Flood Rescue  and Rope Technician Courses Scheduled for 2019!!!

Our Rescue 3 International course are considered our premier training programs. We proudly served as a Preferred Training Provider throughout the Southeastern U.S. and specialize in training public safety, FEMA (Federal & State) USAR & military special operations teams, as well as, recreational guide certifications.

Smaller Class Sizes Improves the Learning Experience

Let's face it... Big classes are not conducive to learning. Our class sizes are limited to no more than 12-14 students. We refuse to deliver a course where our students do not get the one-on-one attention they deserve.


Train Within the Environment You Are Expected to Perform


Our training philosophy is simple... we prepare rescuers within the environment they are going to be operating.  This provides a realistic training environment adverse conditions can create enormous challenges.

Our Course Affiliates

We serve as a RSQ3 International Preferred Provider for America's Leading Technical Rescue Training Programs.

  • Swiftwater & Flood Rescue
  • Technical Rope Rescue
  • Confined Space Rescue
  • Tower Rescue
  • Industrial Safety & Rescue
  • Public Safety Professionals
  • Military Special Operations
  • Recreational Rappelling Operations
  • Tower Rescue For the Professional
  • Industrial Confined Space Rescue

We specialize in NCOSFM Firefighter & Technical Rescue Certification Course, as well as, other specialty classes.

  • Firefighter Certification
  • Technical Rescuer Certification
  • Water Rescue
  • Trench Rescue
  • Rope Rescue
  • Confined Space Rescue
  • Vehicle & Machinery Extrication
  • Wilderness Rescue
  • Live Structural Fire Training
  • National Fire Academy

Our Rescue Specialist Training Series are scenario-based courses train certified rescuers "Beyond the Technician Level".

  • Swiftwater Rescue Guide School
  • Wilderness Rigging & Rescue
  • POD School (Artificial High Directional)
  • Advance Bus & Big Rig Extrication
  • Advanced Vehicle Rescue
  • Industrial Rope & Confined Space 
  • Technical Rescue Night Operations
  • Challenge Tower & Zip-line Rescue
  • Aerial Ladder Rigging

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