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.
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.Read More
We also offer a programme for law enforcement and military operators who need to apply technical rescue in a tactical situation.
With over 350 teaching points to create customized courses, we offer basic to advanced programmes in swiftwater rescue.
For industry or emergency services, we provide a flexible range of customized confined space courses from awareness to advanced levels.
From awareness to advanced, our rope programmes are aimed at getting your team ready for any rope rescue incident. ITRA is revolutionizing technical rescue
We provide recognized training across paddle and motorized rescue boat training, including flat water to swiftwater environments.
We have structural collapse/urban search & rescue qualifications now for technicians aligned against the INSARAG levels of light, medium and heavy rescue.
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 curriculum for USAR practitioners that is aligned to the International Search & Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG) methodology providing individual competency qualifications for those operating at the […]