RES201 – 24.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Emergency Services Training Institute at (866) 878-8900 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

This course is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge required to respond to a Wilderness Search and Rescue (SAR) incident and to function as a Rapid Extraction Module Support (REMS) team member.  This course meets or exceeds the standards set in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1006 Standard for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications (2021 Edition), Chapter 11, and Incident Command System (ICS)-223-12 (2018 Edition).

The course also covers valuable information about working in extreme austere conditions, providing limited medical care in austere conditions, extended operations management, small team dynamics, and night operations.


NFPA 1006 Rope Rescue Awareness & Operations ProBoard certification or a 40-hour Rope Rescue equivalent required
before registering for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Participants Must Provide 

  • a photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.
  • Level 2 PPE that is compliant with the TEEX Student Safety
     which includes the following:
    • Rescue helmet with a chin strap with a 3-point attachment
    • Primary and redundant lighting
    • Rope rescue gloves, all-leather work gloves
    • Eye protection
    • Approved safety toe boots

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises.  This course requires participants to attend 100% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion.

Participants should arrive capable of completing an arduous pack test as defined by the US Forestry Service.

Due to the nature of this training, a physical examination is recommended prior to this course.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Knot and HItch Tying & Wilderness Anchor Systems
  • Patient Considerations & Packaging
  • Hauling Systems
  • Lowering Systems
  • Belaying Systems
  • Hazard Control and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Artificial High Directionals
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS) Considerations for Incapacitated Patients
  • Small Team Dynamics

Suggested Audience

All municipal and wildland firefighters, as well as any other personnel involved with technical rescue incident response, and is designed to meet the training requirements of NFPA 1006 Chapter 11 and ICS-223-12.

Other Information

Participants should be prepared to stay overnight at the training site.  Participants are expected to provide all of their own shelter needs for the duration of the training.

Fees must be paid prior to or on the first day of class.  Course dates and fees are subject to change without notice.

  • Includes all course materials
  • Does not include meals or housing

Course Size limit

  • 12 students

Government Programs

  • GSA contract number: GS-07F-0357V. GSA customers, to register please contact [email protected] or call (866) 878-8900. GSA Schedule logo

Contact Information

Matt Young

Rescue Training Manager
Phone: (979) 845-6553 | (866) 878-8900
Email: [email protected]

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