Course Info

Swiftwater Rescue

Whether it is the Rescue 3 swiftwater rescue technician, river rescue, whitewater rescue or stream rescue, we have the class for you! As the California and Western Regional Training Center for Rescue 3 International, Sierra Rescue is the ideal choice for your swift water rescue training needs. With over 25 years of experience, our classes are customized for your environment. Offering both Rescue 3 and California State Fire Marshall classes that are NFPA compliant and our series of classes for Fisheries folks receive rave reviews. We cater to Fire Departments, Search and Rescue Swiftwater Teams, USAF, US Coast Guard Swiftwater Teams, Sheriff Departments and many other agencies. We also have river rescue courses specifically designed for swiftwater professionals and private boaters.

Boat Operator

Whether it is the Rescue 3 flood rescue boat operator, swiftwater rescue boat operator or NIMS rescue boat operator, we have the class for you! As the California and Western Regional Training Center for Rescue 3 International, Sierra Rescue is the ideal choice for your boat operation training needs. With over 25 years of experience, our classes are customized for your environment. Our Rescue 3 classes are NIMS compliant. We cater to Fire Departments, Search and Rescue Swiftwater Teams, USAF, US Coast Guard Swiftwater Teams, Sheriff Departments and many other agencies.

Technical Rope Rescue

These technical ropes courses meet the requirements for the NFPA 1670 standard at Operations Level (TRR-OL) and at the Technician Level (TRR-TL) for technical rope incidents. Our classes are hands on and field oriented. A short classroom session is followed by multiple days of practical field experience. Our field settings are specially selected for their excellent training potential and have made Sierra Rescue the Rescue 3 International Regional Training Center for California.

Technical Animal Rescue

Technical Animal Rescue is a new and dynamic field of technical rescue.

Sierra Rescue is proud to offer Technical Animal Rescue Courses for rescue professionals, animal rescue professionals and other interested members of the public. These courses are specifically designed to meet the needs of agencies that work in disaster areas where animals are present.

Our classes address the specific needs of agency personnel, whether trained swiftwater and technical rope technicians, but not as familiar with animals: or folks trained in animal rescue; but not familiar with the swiftwater and flood environment.

Our TAR series meets FEMA and NFPA requirements and are certified through Rescue 3 International.

We recommend these classes to Fire Departments, SAR teams, Sheriffs, Highway Patrol officers, animal rescue groups and animal lovers who want to be safe and reliable members of the community in times of flood or disaster.

Wilderness Medicine

We all need to know what to do when something goes wrong; whether it is in a remote river canyon, Forest Service Road or far in the back country. Our wilderness medicine classes including Wilderness First Responder (WFR), Wilderness First Aid (WFA), and Wilderness First Aid and CPR are focused on giving you hands on skills and knowledge so that you can make educated decisions and know what to do when confronted with a wilderness setting emergency. Come learn in a realistic environment that is supportive, educational and fun!

Custom Courses

Can’t join an existing course? Organize your own private course! Yes, Sierra Rescue teaches several private courses each year. These range from Swiftwater Rescue, Technical Rope Rescue, Wilderness First Aid and more! All we need is a minimum number of students and we’ll come to you! If you’re interested in more details, please email info@sierrarescue.com.