James Falchetto founded TRAK in 2005 to support the local adventure racing and climbing market. He quickly got involved with rope rescue with Rescue 3 and with rope access by turning the company into the first ad-hoc SPRAT then IRATA training company in the region. TRAKS was the first company to train and organize for swiftwater and mountain Rescue in the Middle East, effectively helping local authorities throughout the GCC build-up their abilities to deal with natural disasters. TRAKS was the first KHDA (Knowledge and Human Development Authority) accredited occupational training company in the UAE for rope access and rope rescue. It is also the first company in the Sultanate of Oman to qualify with the ministry of Manpower for Rope Rescue and Rope Access training.
In conjunction with 4 other members, TRAKS was one of the founding members of the IRATA Middle East Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) with James chairing it in 2012 and 2018. Over the years James has sat on several committees of IRATA including Equipment and Standards, Exec and Training. James is also adviser to several government organizations throughout the region. One of TRAKS biggest achievement has been to bridge the knowledge gap for the rope access and rescue markets in the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent by launching the first training center in Cochin, Kerala entirely dedicated to the same. The company’s essential mission is to enhance work at height and rescue standards throughout a region that spans two continents. With training centers in the UAE, India, Oman, and launching soon in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, TRAKS has acquired a reputation for being the go-to company for anything technical rescue. James is also PETZL certified to deliver the PPE and EXO courses. James is an ITRA Level 3 Rope Instructor.
United Arab Emirates