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Urban Search & Rescue Training

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Urban Search & Rescue Training

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What is Urban Search and Rescue Training? (pdf)

HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, has partnered with in-state Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) resources to offer a series of training classes that will help prepare emergency responders to locate victims and manage recovery operations during a disaster event.

Students who enroll will:

  • Train in a world class facility at HACC’s Senator John J. Shumaker Public Safety Center on HACC’s Harrisburg Campus
  • Follow curriculum that is exacted from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) course curriculum
  • Learn from DHS/FEMA qualified instructors from PA-TF1 as well as other qualified US&R system instructors from around the country
  • Earn federal equivalency for qualifying personnel through the US&R Program Office once the course is completed and submitted for approval.
  • Take advantage of blended format class delivery that includes a computer based training (CBT) component that students will need to complete attending the practical component of these classes.

 

What classes are available?

Section #

Class

Days/Times

81237

Technical Search Specialist - Additional Information (pdf)

Dec. 8-10, 2017  Register Now!

 

Safety Officer - Additional Information (pdf)

March 5-7, 2018

 

Structural Collapse Technician - Additional Information (pdf)

April 6-8, 27-29, May 4-6, 2018

 

Planning Team Manager

July 2018 dates to be determined

 

Task Force Leader

Sept. 17-21, 2018

US&R Training Course Registration w/Permission to Bill

Where are the classes located?

HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College
John J. Shumaker Public Safety Center
One HACC Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17110

Nearest lodging opportunity with discounted rates - Staybridge Suites Harrisburg -Hershey (.7 miles from the Shumaker Public Safety Center).  Please call the hotel directly at 717-233-3304 and request the "HACC Public Safety Center" rate.

How can I receive more information on these US&R programs at HACC?

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