NEWS

WANTED: FOUNDATION SPONSORS

ITRA is a non-profit start-up, and we still need Foundation Sponsors to help us get going.

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NEW COMPANION ANIMAL QUALIFICATIONS LAUNCHED

The International Technical Rescue Association with support of its members developed new qualifications for companion animal rescue. The three new qualification levels at responder, technician and advanced, have been drafted by leading authorities in animal rescue such as Eric Thompson (Code 3), Steve Glassey (founder of SPCA Rescue and Animal Evac NZ), and Jennifer Rizzi […]

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PRINTED VERSION OF QUALIFICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE

For those members who have been awarded Instructor qualifications, you can now order hard (printed) copies of your qualification. They are printed on card, contain your QR code, an ITRA holograph decal and ITRA embossed foil seal as well. If you need to prove your credentials, we always recommend using the QR code as it […]

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NEW 2019 CURRICULUM NOW APPROVED

The Interim Steering Committee approved the new 2019 edition of the ITRA Qualification Syllabus. This now includes confined space and has incorporate some minor changes to the swiftwater qualifications. The Association would like to thank all the members of the Confined Space Working Group and others who also contributed to development of these new global […]

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CONFINED SPACE CURRICULUM OUT FOR CONSULTATION

The International Technical Rescue Association (ITRA) released its draft Confined Space Rescue qualifications for member consultation today. Members should have received an email with a link to the proposed qualifications and an invitation for them to make a submission online (Wufoo). Members that have not received this invitation should contact us. Those interested to review […]

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QFES INSTRUCTORS GAIN ACCREDITATION

Queensland Fire & Emergency Service’s cadre of expert swiftwater rescue instructors were recognized today by being awarded ITRA Level 3A and 3B instructor certification, the Association’s highest level of instructor. The instructor group traveled to New Zealand where they trained on a swiftwater vehicle rescue simulator at Vector Wero whitewater park (a ITRA bronze founding […]

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NEW ROPE & SWIFTWATER CURRICULUM APPROVED

After months of development and open consultation, the International Technical Rescue Association (ITRA) has approved its global qualification syllabus for swiftwater and rope rescue. The qualifications have been mapped against numerous national standards from the US, UK, Australia and New Zealand to ensure minima are met across the responder, technician and advanced levels. This allows […]

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NEW DATABASE IMPLMENTATION STARTS

The new ITRA global training database project commenced today with the selection of Mission Control’s Integrated Training Management (ITM) system. The new database will allow ITRA instructors to easily add student achievement of learning objectives from the ITRA qualifications syllabus, with students being able to be given a print out copy of their Record of […]

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