Our Training staff has over 29 years of actual rescue response and training experience, including international disaster response experience. In addition, we have 18 years experience training and developing industrial response teams. Officially incorporated in 1990, ARK Technical Rescue Training Service, Inc. develops and delivers training programs for Fire/Rescue, EMS, law enforcement, the military and industrial response teams.
ARK training staff members have been involved in the development of national rescue programs for the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Response System, the Office for Foreign Disaster Assistance, the National Fire Protection Association, and the National Fire Academy. Our training staff members are active participants of the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Task Force Response System.
We have also been instrumental in the development of safety plans for industry, and the delivery of OSHA and NFPA compliant safety training programs for various private and governmental agencies.
Curriculum Development and Training Philosophy
1)Safety in training is our #1 priority.
2)All staff members are certified instructors.
3)We maintain an instructor-student ratio that allows a balance between assuring competent supervision and realizing budgetary limitations.
4)Our curriculum is developed to meet the requirements and intent of relevant NFPA Standards and OSHA regulations.
5)Our curriculum and course schedule is built on the philosophy of delivering a logical sequence of knowledge and skills for the students as they progress through the course.
6)Each skill taught includes theory presentation, skill demonstration, practical application under controlled situations, and practical application under simulated emergency situations.
7)About 90 percent of the students’ time will be involved in hands-on training applications.
8)All practical applications and emergency simulations are evaluated against a written standard and formal review sessions are instituted.
9)Written tests can be facilitated as required.
10)Train the trainer programs can be facilitated.
ARK Technical Rescue Training Services, Inc. can provide your organization with the following training and safety related services:
-Hazard and Capabilities Assessments
-Written Procedures Development
Rapid City Trench Class