Urban Search & Rescue Training

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.

US&R Training Course Registration w/Permission to Bill (pdf)

Where are the classes located?

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


Need a place to stay during your training?

The Staybridge Suites is pleased to offer a special rate for HACC.  You can make reservations by calling the hotel directly at 717-233-3304 and press 0 or by using your specific online bookling link.

Direct booking link: HACC Rate at Staybridge Suites

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

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 #




Structural Collapse Technician (pdf)



Planning Team Manager (pdf)



Task Force Leader (pdf)

Sept. 17-21, 2018 Register Now!

90256 Technical Search Specialist (pdf) Nov. 30-Dec 2, 2018  Register Now
90329 Task Force Safety Officer (pdf) March 13-15, 2019 Register Now!