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WHY BE ASSESSED?

Participants at the inaugural ITRA Assessor Course talk about the value of being assessed using the new ITRA assessment system.

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PETZL JOINS AS MAJOR SPONSOR

The Petzl Foundation is pleased to be a founding sponsor of the International Technical Rescue Association.

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INAUGURAL ITRA ASSESSOR COURSE

A significant milestone was made in Albuquerque, New Mexico with ITRA’s first Assessor Course being delivered. From the United Sates, United Arab Emirates, Canada and New Zealand came 16 technical rescue experts.

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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 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 […]

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ITRA RECOGNISED DEVICE PROGRAMME

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

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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. This week Bishnu made a successful attempt to reach the peak of Mount Everest and took the ITRA flag to the top of the world showing that our […]

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New tactical rope and swiftwater vehicle rescue qualifications

ITRA has released version 3 of its qualification curriculum today, with the release of a new tactical rope responder endorsement, new swiftwater vehicle rescue qualification, and minor changes to the wider curriculum as part of fine tuning the syllabus and preparing for the wider roll-out of assessment systems.

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Premium Annual Sponsorship now available

We need annual sponsors like you… ITRA is a global, member-serving non-profit organization promoting international standards for technical rescue. Simply put: the better we are collectively, the more lives we will save.

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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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