ITRA is the International Technical Rescue Association. We are a global non-profit that provides global recognition of technical rescue practitioners and instructors, across a wide range of rescue disciplines including swiftwater, rope, boat, tactical, confined space, structural collapse (USAR), ice and animal rescue.

WHAT WE DO

We promote international best practices and standards for technical rescue,improve the global portability and recognition of professional rescue qualifications, and provide local flexibility in delivering technical rescue training curriculum. Our Instructors have to undergo a rigorous assessment and re-certification process, ensuring in-house and commercial rescue instructors are subject to external validation. Learn more about us.

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OUR PROGRAMMES

News

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NEW ITRA USAR QUALIFICATIONS

ITRA has released version 4 of it's qualification syllabus, which now includes qualifications in urban search and rescue (USAR) [structural collapse]. It provides for the first time, a global curric

NEW ITRA USAR QUALIFICATIONS

ITRA has released version 4 of it's qualification syllabus, which now includes qualifications in u

ITRA RECOGNISED DEVICE PROGRAMME

ITRA is seeking expressions of interest and feedback on it's proposed Recognised Device Programme (RDP).

  • July 2, 2019
  • steve.glassey
  • ITRA Instructor conquers Mount Everest

    For many working in Asia, Bishnu Gurung based in Nepal is a well known extreme adventurer - but he is also an ITRA Rope and Swiftwater Instructor.