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Urban Search & Rescue Training

Urban Search & Rescue Training

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What is Urban Search and Rescue Training?

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.

These courses are offered in partnership with the South Central Task Force and are funded through Homeland Security Grant Funds.

South Central Task Force reserves the right to prioritize selections and students selected will be confirmed two weeks before the class start dates.

 

Please check back for upcoming training opportunities.

 

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 please 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 booking link.
Direct booking link: HACC Rate at Staybridge Suites

SpringHill Suites by Marriott
Harrisburg Hershey, 15 Capital Drive, Harrisburg:
King Suite and the Double Queen Suite: $107.00 plus tax per night
Rate does include a full breakfast buffet served daily
Booking Link: Book your corporate rate for Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC)
Company Name: Harrisburg Area Community College

Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton
Harrisburg North, 30 Capital Drive, Harrisburg:
Standard King or Standard Double Queen Room: $109.00 plus tax per night
King Studio Suite: $119.00 plus tax per night
Rate does include a full breakfast buffet served daily
Booking Link: https://www.hilton.com/en/book/reservation/deeplink/&ctyhocn=HARNOHX&corporateCode=0560031720
Company Name: Harrisburg Area Community College

Residence Inn by Marriott
Harrisburg North, 2250 Kohn Road, Harrisburg:
Studio Suite: $119.00 plus tax per night
1 Bedroom Suite: $139.00 plus tax per night
2 Bedroom Suite: $159.00 plus tax per night
Rate does include a full breakfast buffet served daily
Booking Link: Book your corporate rate for Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC)
Company Name: Harrisburg Area Community College


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.