NEWS

AGM REMINDER

A reminder to members that our Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Saturday 12th September 2020 UTC/PDT.

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THE KARABINER NEW ISSUE OUT!

Members can now access ITM for our latest issue of THE KARABINER with lots of important information and updates.

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NEW ATTENDANCE E-TICKETS AVAILABLE

When instructors now choose to the option to generate an ITRA Attendance Certificate on ITM (our database), it now creates a second page that allows the student to cut out, fold and laminate a course attendance card that can easily fit in a pocket or wallet.

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NEW QUALIFICATION E-CERTIFICATES ISSUES TO OVER 2,500 MEMBERS

We have just generated 2,551 new qualification e-certificates for our members! Saving members over USD$102,040 compared with ordering a printed version. If you have been awarded an ITRA qualification (not an attendance certificate) you can log into ITM and download your FREE new e-cert under the training documents tab on your profile. You must be […]

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ANNUAL MEETING, NEW DIRECTORS & TRAINING PROVIDER CONSULTATION

UPDATED : Notice is given to all current associate and regular members that the 2020 Annual Meeting is scheduled for Saturday 12th September (New Date).

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CONSULTATION LEADS TO NEW STRATEGIC PLAN

Following a highly successful programme of consultation with members, ITRA is pleased to release its inaugural strategic plan.

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COVID-19 POSITION STATEMENT

As the world comes to terms with the impacts of COVID-19, the ITRA Board of Directors have issued a position statement.

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MEMBER CONSULTATION NOW OPEN

As a member driven association, ITRA is now seeking feedback from its regular (voting) members on a range of important issues.

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NEW PATCHES AVAILABLE

New TACTICAL and DRIVER patches now available for members to order online.

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NEW EMERGENCY DRIVING QUALIFICATIONS LAUNCHED

New qualifications for emergency response driving (on-road, off-road and motorcycle) are now available. Get to your rescues safely!

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NEW QR CARDS AVAILABLE

Members can now order online their official ITRA QR Card from $20 including postage.

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OVER 700 STUDENTS GET QR CODE ACTIVATED

The ITRA Board of Directors has just approved that new students will be provided a 12 month complimentary membership which means their QR code from their ITRA Record of Learning or Attendance Certificate is activated for that term.

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NEW ITRA PATCHES AVAILABLE

New and improved, velcro backed ITRA patches are now available to purchase online.

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3RD ITRA ASSESSOR COURSE

Following another successful ITRA Assessor Course in the UAE, it was Thailand’s turn to host this three day workshop for ITRA instructors.

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2ND ITRA ASSESSOR COURSE

From UAE, India, Scotland, England, Iran, Canada, Thailand, New Zealand, Netherlands and Qatar they came, to make the 2nd ITRA Assessor Course a great success.

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MEET OUR ASSESSORS

In 2019, we held our first ITRA Assessor Course. We are pleased that since then, a number of course participants have completed post-course requirements to become ITRA Registered Assessors.

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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 & 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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