Hands-on Training for Emergency Response and Work-at-Height Professionals

CMC Rescue has long been recognized as a leader in the rescue equipment industry.  This expertise naturally led to the teaching of rescue techniques and the establishment of CMC Rescue School. In the early 1980s, CMC Rescue developed one of the first curriculums for teaching mountain rescue skills. Over the years, CMC Rescue School has evolved to include open enrollment and contract classes in Rope Rescue, Confined Space Entry & Rescue, Trench Rescue, and Emergency Building Shoring. Contract classes are also available in Tower Rescue, Tactical Rappelling, and Stage Rigging. Our consulting services are frequently utilized to establish training needs for specialized emergency response and specific industrial situations.


Learn By Doing | Hands-On Rescue Training with Seasoned Instructors

Safe, effective rescuers need hands-on training to develop the necessary skills for work in the field. CMC Rescue School’s method of “learn by doing” is what sets us apart from other training programs. Guided by seasoned CMC Rescue School instructors, students work with the tools of the trade, solving realistic rescue scenarios under real-life conditions. This type of applied learning allows students to readily employ the knowledge and skills gained through our courses in actual rescue-response situations.


Rope Access Training – Fire Rescue Training – Tower Rescue Training – Rope Rigging

For work-at-height professionals in the rope rescue industry, CMC Rescue School offers classes providing training with practical application course work in technical rescue, tower rescue, fire rescue, confined space rescue & entry, trench rescue, emergency building shoring (EBS), rope access, rope rigging as well as custom contract rope rescue and industrial rope access courses offering class work for the specific needs in search and rescue (SAR), urban search and rescue (USAR), helicopter rescue (heli-ops, helo-ops), air rescue operations, swiftwater rescue and tactical maneuvers.
For a schedule of current classes, click here. For questions or additional information about registration, class availability or pricing, please contact


PHONE (805) 562-9120 TOLL FREE (800) 235-5741
FAX (805) 562 9870 TOLL FREE 800-235-8951, or click here to send an email.

2017 CMC Rescue School Calendar

CMC Rescue School Brochure

CMC Rescue School Brochure – SPANISH VERSION