Empact Northwest strives to be one of the premier technical rescue training programs in the Pacific Northwest.  We currently offer biannual Rescue Systems 1 and will be adding Rope Rescue Technician in Spring 2020 and Rescue Systems 2/Structural Collapse Technician in 2021.  

Why choose Empact? It's simple, experience matters! All of Empact's courses are taught by current USAR Task Force members, many with extensive deployment and response experience internationally and domestically.  Most of our instructors are also current career firefighters active in their local and regional technical rescue teams.

Empact's courses are focused on current firefighters and emergency response professionals and put a premium on the development of hands-on skills and scenario-based training.  

Empact's courses meet the standards set by NFPA 1006, JPR's for technical rescue; and prepare the firefighter to operate at the corresponding levels established by NFPA 1670.


Rescue Systems 1

Rescue Systems 1 is a fast paced, hands on course designed to provide the line firefighter with essential rescue skills.  Topics include low- and high- angle rope systems, shoring, cribbing, breaching, and heavy lift; all using commonly available tools.  Meets the NFPA 1006 JPR's for operations level rope and structural collapse.

Scheduled Courses

March 29 - April 1, 2021

August 30 - September 2, 2021


Structural Collapse Technician 

Structural Collapse Technician (Rescue Systems 2) is an advanced rescue course designed to prepare the firefighter or rescue technician to operate effectively during complex structural collapse incidents.  Topics include metal and reinforced concrete breaching, search techniques, advanced shoring, and the use of specialized tools. Meets the NFPA 1006 JPR's for technician level structural collapse.

Scheduled Courses

Coming 2022


Rope Rescue Technician

Rope Rescue Technician is an advanced ropes course designed to provide the firefighter or rescue technician with advanced rope rescue skills.  Topics include multi-point anchor systems, 2-rope offset horizontal operations, pick-off rescues, and tended litter raises and lowers. Meets the NFPA 1006 JPR's for technician level rope rescue.



Scheduled Courses

June 1-4, 2021



Empact is pleased to offer custom courses or stock courses at your location.  We have provided custom courses for businesses, communities, non-fire government agencies, and rescue teams.  If you're looking for something special, or if you'd like one of our stock courses at your location, we'd be happy to discuss options with you.


"We can put what we learned into use immediately at our Fire District and be effective. It has already gotten other personnel in our district interested in Rescue Systems. This course is a great foundation to build upon."

Firefighter/Rescue Systems 1/2020

"All [the] instructors were great. Knowledgeable. Friendly. Made sure you understood the why"

Firefighter/Rescue Systems 1/2020

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