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 #




Technical Search Specialist (pdf)

Nov. 30-Dec 2, 2018  Register Now!


Task Force Leader (pdf)

Jan. 15, 16, 17, 2019 Register Now!

90994 Task Force Safety Officer (pdf) March 4, 5, 6, 2019 Register Now!
90995 Structural Collapse Specialist (pdf)

March 29, 30, 31, April 12, 13, 14, May 3, 4, 5, 2019

Register Now!