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  • Air Force Rescue Coordination Center
    As the United States' inland search and rescue coordinator, the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center serves as the single agency responsible for coordinating on-land federal SAR activities in the 48 contiguous United States, Mexico and Canada.
    http://www.1af.acc.af.mil/Units/AFRCC.aspx
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003)
  • Boat Operations and Training (BOAT) Program
    The Boat Operations and Training (BOAT) Program establishes a national standard for the training, qualification, credentialing and typing of maritime law enforcement and rescue personnel. While the BOAT Program is not mandatory, adoption and implementation of the program will provide a true national standard for the purpose of maritime interoperability at the federal, state and local levels. Standardization ensures maritime agencies can interact together and will bolster their ability to act as force multipliers nationwide.
    https://www.nasbla.org/nasblamain/training/boat
    (Added: Wed Nov 25 2009)
  • CMC Rescue Equipment
    Manufacturer and distributor of a wide range of rescue equipment. Also provides a rescue school and education to rescue professionals worldwide. CMC Rescue's full-time engineering department is responsible for product design, quality assurance, design documentation, testing, and coordinating the certification of products to industry standards. Today, all CMC Rescue, CMC ProSeries, CMC ProTech, and CMC/Roco Industrial Rescue Brand Harnesses, Straps, Packs, and Bags are manufactured at our Santa Barbara, California facility.
    https://www.cmcpro.com/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003)
  • Cospas-Sarsat
    International Satellite System for Search & Rescue
    http://www.cospas-sarsat.org/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003)
  • DRI / Dive Rescue International
    Dive Rescue International provides the highest quality water rescue equipment, water rescue training, dive rescue training, water rescue equipment repair and technical support to water rescue professionals all over the world. Dive Rescue International strives to provide the most current and professional water rescue training education, technical support and high quality water rescue equipment to the public safety industry. Dive Rescue International makes its training systems, technical assistance and equipment available to all public safety professionals who respond to water-related operations. In keeping with these goals, Dive Rescue International constantly endeavors to improve its capabilities to prepare the public safety sector through its international network of professionals. Fort Collins, Colorado
    https://www.diverescueintl.com/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003)
  • Eckerd College Search and Rescue
    EC-SAR students train rigorously in a program designed to build both skill and conceptual understanding of the procedures used in maritime search and rescue. St. Petersburg, Florida
    http://www.eckerd.edu/waterfront/ecsar/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003)
  • International Life Saving Federation
    The International Lifesaving Federation (ILS) is the world authority for drowning prevention, lifesaving and lifesaving sport. ILS leads, supports and collaborates with national and international organisations engaged in drowning prevention, water safety, water rescue, lifesaving, lifeguarding and lifesaving sport. The International Life Saving Federation is composed of national aquatic lifesaving organisations (known as Member Federations) from around the world.
    http://www.ilsf.org/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003)
  • International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF)
    Too many people lose their lives in the world’s waters. Estimates range from 360,000 per year (WHO Drowning report 2014) to 1.1m (International Life Saving Drowning Prevention Conference 2013). Many of these deaths could be prevented through safety interventions and improved maritime SAR coordination and response. The IMRF is the international charity focussed on preventing loss of life in the world’s waters. We work with Government and Non-Government SAR Organisations to achieve this. We now have 112 organisations in 48 countries paying a subscription as members of the IMRF and working together to reduce the loss of life. The membership includes Maritime Rescue Coordination Centres, Coast Guards and Volunteer response organisations. Stonehaven, Scotland, UK
    https://www.international-maritime-rescue.org/
    (Added: Fri Nov 17 2017)
  • International Rescue Committee
    Founded in 1933, the IRC provides relief, protection and resettlement assistance to refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict.
    http://www.theIRC.org/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003)
  • International Rescue Corps
    The International Rescue Corps is one of the few truly independent front-line search and rescue organisations in the world - we are a UK registered charity, financed solely by donations and our own fund raising, and manned totally by volunteers.
    http://www.intrescue.org/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003)
  • K38 Maritime Security Training
    Consulting and training for the maritime industry, military, fire rescue, lifeguarding, law enforcement for Homeland Security and Military, using Personal Watercraft.
    http://www.K38Maritime.com/
    (Added: Wed Jan 12 2005)
  • K38 Water Safety
    K38 Water Safety provides Personal Watercraft Rescue Boat Training for public safety agencies worldwide. Boca Raton, Florida
    https://k38rescue.com/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003)
  • Lifeguard Systems Inc.
    Lifeguards Systems is the culmination of a life's work and the dedication to creating a safer world in the realms of Water Rescue and Public Safety Diving. Lifeguard Systems in the 21st century has taken large leaps in many different areas. Public Safety divers and surface water rescue personnel can now take any of 25 different programs that are of the highest standard world-wide. Fire Engineering/Pennwell Publishing published Surface Ice Rescue, Public Safety Diving, and Ice Diving Operations. TeamLGS founded RIPTIDE, a nonprofit organization, devoted to homicidal drowning investigation and research, recovery operations, and public safety diver and water rescue technician accident prevention. Besides the training of Headquarter instructors, LGS started teaching ten day Phase 1 Public Safety Diver Instructor Training Courses to certify those that were not able to do the long HQ internship programs. This ITC is the highest standards public safety diver instructor training course in the industry. Shokan, New York
    http://teamlgs.com/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003)
  • Lifesaving Resources
    Lifesaving Resources conducts annual Ice Rescue and Water Rescue Train-the-Trainer Academies for the purpose of training representatives of Fire, Rescue, EMS, and Law Enforcement agencies as authorized Water Rescue and Swiftwater Rescue Instructors. Upon successful completion of either Academy, graduates are authorized to conduct training programs within their own departments and to award course completion certificates to their participants. Lifesaving Resources LLC develops comprehensive training programs in Aquatics Safety, Lifeguarding, Water Rescue, Swiftwater Rescue, and Ice Rescue and conducts this training throughout North America for the Pubic Safety and Rescue, as well as the Lifeguard and Aquatic Recreation sectors. Also offering Ice & Water Rescue Products. Kennebunkport, Maine
    http://www.lifesaving.com/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003)
  • NASA GSFC Search and Rescue Mission
    Provides technical support to NOAA and other Federal agencies in their operation and use of the international Cospas-Sarsat satellite based search and rescue system.
    http://searchandrescue.gsfc.nasa.gov/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003)
  • NASAR - National Association of Search and Rescue
    The National Association For Search And Rescue (NASAR) has been in existence since 1972. Originally started to represent the State Search and Rescue Coordinators, NASAR grew to represent all SAR volunteers and continues to support the State Search And Rescue Coordinators Committee (SSARCC). NASAR uses standards developed by ASTM, NFPA, DHS, FEMA, and other respected bodies to build education courseware, publications, and certifications. Government agencies and non-profit Search And Rescue Teams use NASAR's material and certifications to build credentialing programs for their organizations and produce highly skilled searchers that work within their communities and are available for mutual aid regionally and nationally. NASAR is a Virginia Non-Profit and Federal 501(C)3 which welcomes your donations to assist us in training searchers for your community. Centreville, Virginia
    https://nasar.org/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003)
  • NOAA SARSAT - Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking
    Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking. Around the world...around the clock...NOAA proudly stands watch. As an integral part of worldwide search and rescue, NOAA operates the Search And Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking (SARSAT) System to detect and locate mariners, aviators, and recreational enthusiasts in distress almost anywhere in the world at anytime and in almost any condition.
    http://www.sarsat.noaa.gov/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003)
  • Northeast Search and Rescue
    Northeast Search and Rescue is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit Emergency Response Team based in Delaware Water Gap, PA, just minutes from Stroudsburg and the New Jersey border. Since its beginnings in 1972, NESAR has grown into one of the largest independent Search and Rescue teams on the East Coast. Over the years, NESAR's members have participated in countless search emergencies throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and have assisted in numerous disaster and weather related emergencies. Each year, NESAR's members participate in many public service events and educational wilderness safety programs for youth groups.
    http://www.nesar.org/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003)
  • Ocean Rescue Systems
    Special Operations Rescue Team training - Training agency develops and conducts water and boat rescue programs for Public Safety professionals, including fast rescue boats, surf rescue, swiftwater rescue and underwater SAR. Ocean Rescue Systems provides a variety of water rescue and boat-based rescue and tactical training programs specifically designed for Public Safety departments and commercial operations.Core training programs are compliant with NFPA Awareness, Operations and Technician levels for water rescue and for boat operations. Programs combining both water rescue and rescue boat training can be formulated to department or agency requirements. Portland, Maine
    http://www.oceanrescue.com/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003)
  • Pacific Coast Water Rescue Captain Services
    Our Captains can provide instruction on all types of vessels. We can operate Rescue Boats, Yachts and Trawlers. We can also provide Back up Captains to Marine Patrol and Rescue Agencies. Allowing Marine Units to function 24/7. Finally, all of our Captains have dedicated most of their lives to Vessels and Maritime specialties. Running vessels is our passion. Training Services include: Rescue Boat Operations, US Power Boat Classes, CA Boating Card Classes, Large Boat Handling Classes, Master of Vessel Hands on, Classes, USCG License Classes, CPR and First Aid, Haz Mat Training, Open Water Swimmer, Diving Instruction. Discovery Bay, California
    https://www.pcwrcaptainservices.com/
    (Added: Wed Dec 23 2020)
  • Pennsylvania Water Rescue
    The Pennsylvania Water Rescue Instructors Association offers course designed to train water rescue personnel in the most current techniques of boat rescue and water safety.
    http://www.pawaterrescue.com/
    (Added: Fri Dec 09 2005)
  • RESCUE
    Training Resource and Guide
    http://www.techrescue.org/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003)
  • Rescue 3 International
    Rescue 3 International was founded in 1979 after a California search and rescue team nearly lost one of its own during a water rescue. Nearly 30 years later our mission remains the same: to provide flood, water, and rope rescue training to individuals and organizations with an emphasis on ways to keep rescuers from becoming victims. As a result, Rescue 3 has risen to become the recognized leader in water and flood rescue, training over 90,000 students throughout the US and 32 foreign countries. Rescue 3 International has training courses in Flood, Swiftwater, Boat, Ice, Technical Rope, and Confined Space. Whether you're in the Emergency Services, Industrial and Government, or Outdoor Adventure industry, we have something to meet your training needs. Wilton, California
    https://rescue3.com/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003)
  • Rescue Solutions
    Rescue Solutions specializes in Confined Space Rescue and also provides professional rope rescue services and professional training in Confined Space Rescue, Technical Rope Rescue and Swiftwater Rescue. In addition to water rescue classes, Rescue Solutions provides water rescue stand-by services to industries working in, on or above the water. Hopland, California
    http://rescuesolutions.net/
    (Added: Fri Jan 23 2015)
  • Rescue Training Specialties
    Courses include: Basic Swift Water Rescue, Advanced Swiftwater Rescue, Flood & Moving Water Boat Operations, Swiftwater Awareness Course, Crisis Intervention Training, High Angle Rescue, and more. Swiftwater and Floodwater Rescue is one of the most dangerous rescue scenarios that many in Public Safety face in America. Each year unnecessary deaths and injuries affect potential rescuers as well as the original victims. Basic Swiftwater provides rescue training to Public Safety Professionals such as Fire, Rescue, Law Enforcement, EMS and others interested in Swiftwater or Floodwater safety. Training and education in the specific methods of swiftwater rescue are essential for proper response and safety to the rescuer and patient. RTS has developed a system to train rescue workers for proper response to these types of emergencies. Greenville, South Carolina
    https://rescuetrainingspecialties.com/
    (Added: Thu Dec 10 2020)
  • RescueNet
    Rescue Professional Resource
    http://www.rescuenet.com/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003)
  • SAR Teams
    http://www.sara.org/resourcemap.html
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003)
  • Sea Rescue
    Lifeboat Services Around the World
    http://www.sea-rescue.de/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003)
  • Sierra Rescue
    Sierra Rescue is committed to providing a quality rescue class based on integrating information into practical skills while developing the ability to think through complicated wilderness and rescue problems. We integrate knowledge into practical field exercises that work on developing judgement as well as providing hands on training. We contract with the best Instructors in the industry to bring you the highest quality trainings. We have excellent Swiftwater Rescue Training Sites, Technical Ropes Rescue training walls, classroom locations and wilderness first aid training sites. We have excellent Swiftwater Rescue Training Sites, Technical Ropes Rescue training walls, classroom locations and wilderness first aid training sites. Truckee, California
    https://sierrarescue.com/
    (Added: Thu Dec 10 2020)
  • Smith Point Sea Rescue
    Mid Chesapeake Bay Sea and Rescue. Smith Point Sea Rescue, Inc. was officially organized in 1974 as a volunteer sea rescue service. Its 49 members comprise the last remaining Volunteer Sea Rescue unit on the Chesapeake Bay. Members share duties year round, 24 hours a day to maintain equipment, conduct training, and respond to search and rescue missions. Smith Point Sea Rescue covers the middle Chesapeake Bay between the Lower Potomac River and the Rappahannock River. All members are volunteers. During its 34 years, Smith Point Sea Rescue has gone from rather humble beginnings, where members volunteered their boats as well as themselves, to its current formidable and prestigious unit. Today it has three boats to operate rescue services.
    http://smithpointsearescue.com/
    (Added: Wed Feb 04 2015)
  • Sub Aqua Rescue Systems LLC
    One hundred and thirty feet down on a wreck in the North Atlantic or operating in black water feeling around in the mud for a missing child. Sport recreational diving? Not by a long shot. So why are you training in sport diving techniques? Sub Aqua Rescue Systems trains divers to operate safely and efficiently while undertaking extreme dives. We offer courses in all levels of technical, public safety diving, ice diving, surface ice rescue, and rescue swimmer. We have been training first responders for 25 years and are active members in public safety dive/water rescue teams. You could say we practice what we preach. We also teach all levels of courses for the recreational sport diver as well including Instructor training and certification. Courses are held at our locations in Florida and New Jersey or if your group is at least eight people any course can be held at your location. Naples, Florida
    http://subaquasystems.com/
    (Added: Mon Dec 30 2019)
  • Swiftwater Safety Institute (SSI)
    Swiftwater Safety Institute (SSI) specializes in world-class swiftwater rescue training utilizing limited resources while encouraging innovative problem solving techniques. Serving both the public service and recreational sectors, SSI utilizes innovative educational techniques and integrative scenarios to allow our team of instructors to train professional rescue agencies, commercial guides and private river runners throughout the lower 48 and Alaska. Internationally, we train in Central and South America as well as India, Nepal, Australia and South Africa. Jackson, Wyoming
    https://swiftwatersafetyinstitute.com/
    (Added: Sat Nov 12 2016)
  • United States Lifesaving Association
    The United States Lifesaving Association is America's nonprofit professional association of beach lifeguards and open water rescuers. The USLA works to reduce the incidence of death and injury in the aquatic environment through public education, national lifeguard standards, training programs, promotion of high levels of lifeguard readiness, and other means. Over the years, NSLSA had been very successful in organizing national and international exchanges of information, competitions, and public education efforts to help reduce drowning.
    https://www.usla.org/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003)
  • USCG Navigation Center Home Page
    Welcome to the USCG Navigation Center! Here you'll find tons of navigation and maritime safety information, including: Nationwide Differential GPS (NDGPS), Nationwide AIS (NAIS), Local Notice to Mariners, Light Lists, LORAN-C Archives, Maritime Communications, MF & HF Channel Information, VHF Channels & Freqs, GMDSS and Search and Rescue Areas, NAVRULES, Nav Pubs and Documents, Vessel Traffic Services, and much more.
    https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003)
  • USCG Office of Search and Rescue
    Search and Rescue (SAR) is one of the Coast Guard's oldest missions. Minimizing the loss of life, injury, property damage or loss by rendering aid to persons in distress and property in the maritime environment has always been a Coast Guard priority. Coast Guard SAR response involves multi-mission stations, cutters, aircraft and boats linked by communications networks. The National SAR Plan divides the U.S. area of SAR responsibility into internationally recognized inland and maritime SAR regions. The Coast Guard is the Maritime SAR Coordinator. To meet this responsibility, the Coast Guard maintains SAR facilities on the East, West and Gulf coasts; in Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, and Puerto Rico, as well as on the Great Lakes and inland U.S. waterways. The Coast Guard is recognized worldwide as a leader in the field of search and rescue.
    https://www.dco.uscg.mil/Our-Organization/Assistant-Commandant-for-Response-Policy-CG-5R/Office-of-Incident-Management-Preparedness-CG-5RI/US-Coast-Guard-Office-of-Search-and-Rescue-CG-SAR/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003)
  • USMSA
    United States Marine Safety Association. The mission of USMSA is to promote the development and implementation of the highest possible performance, manufacturing, maintenance, service and training standards, for all lifesaving, survival and emergency rescue equipment. Wall Township, New Jersey
    http://www.usmsa.org/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003)
  • Whitewater Rescue Institute | Swiftwater Rescue Training
    Leaders in technical rescue training. The Whitewater Rescue Institute is a leader and innovator in technical rescue training and inland oil spill response. We offer National Fire Protection Agency compliant courses for Public Safety Personnel and practical, experience based courses for river recreation enthusiasts. WRI courses include Swiftwater and Flood Rescue, Rope Rescue, Ice Rescue, Motorized and Non-Motorized Boat Operations, Packraft Safety and Swiftwater Spill Response courses throughout Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Washington, Colorado, California and the United States. While most of our swiftwater rescue and technical rescue courses are taught throughout the northwest, we teach all over the United States and internationally as well. Missoula, Montana
    https://www.whitewaterrescue.com/
    (Added: Sun Dec 16 2018)
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