Rapid Extraction Module Training Course

Date: 14-28 March 2023

Cost: $2,500.00 per person

Wildland firefighting, Search & Rescue and wilderness medical operations are inherently dangerous as a profession. While safety is the primary concern
during all operations, unintended incidents do occur which result in injury or illness to firefighters and responders. Then also, some of our victims find themselves in precarious positions that require the field expertise and training to manage and execute a rescue operation.

It is the intent of the Rapid Extraction Module or "REMS" team to provide firefighters, responders, and victims, who are unable to egress under their own
power, a safe and secure transport to traditional medical transports,  while simultaneously receiving the appropriate medical attention.

While REMS does not intend to replace ground or air transport, ideal conditions may not exist
due to a number of circumstances such as heavy smoke inversion, no roads, or equipment
malfunctions. REMS provides incident managers another option to reach incapacitated crew members and victims. Teams are fully equipped resources, prepared to package and transport injured or ill personnel out of austere environments to the appropriate medical care unit. Traditional REMS Teams are made up of four individuals, but can be as small as two personnel depending on the incident. 

Each training day will review a different concept and then apply it to field training scenarios. Each candidate must continue to pass each training gate to move on to the next session. Failure to pass a training evaluation may cause dismissal from the course.

Class includes:
- Low Angle Rescue Techniques
- High Angle Rescue Techniques

- UTV Safety Course & Licensing 
- Long Term Extrication Management
- Vehicle Access and Stabilization
- Helicopter Operational Considerations & Landing Zone Ops
- Austere Medical Care Considerations

Course Prerequisites:
- Previous Rope Rescue training is highly encouraged
- SAR Certification or Wildland Fire Red Card
- Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) or higher medical certification

Participants that successfully complete the training will receive a NFPA 1006 Rope Technician certificate & a certificate of REMS training completion. This course exceeds Firescope IC-223-12 training requirements. 

 Upon completion of the course you may be offered a position on a team for employment.  

Travel Arrangements

University Park Airport is the local airport. There are multiple rental car dealers at the airport, Enterprise, Hertz, Etc. Most hotels offer airport shuttle service.


If flying or driving from outside of the local area please plan to arrive the day before the course..


Class will dismiss at 1600 on Tuesday. We encourage those wishing to fly that flight arrangements be made to depart the day after class.

Krislund Camp & Conference Center

189 Krislund Dr, Madisonburg PA


Registration Policy

Payment in full is required to reserve your spot in the course. Tuition is non-transferable and is payable by check, credit card, PayPal or money order. Tuition covers class materials, course equipment use & replacement, and participant certificate or certification cards. Sergeant Rescue, CPI or Bucks County Community College is not obligated to allow any student to attend a course until the required payment and course registration materials are received and approved by Sergeant Rescue Training & Consulting staff.

Harness & Harness Rental Policy

A Class III full body harness is required for specific rope rescue training courses listed above. Pursuant to the SRTC training policy, all participants are required to have and use a serviceable full body harness. Harness rental is first come first serve. Harness rental is $75.00 per training course. Upon arrival you will sign a harness rental agreement prior to receiving a harness.


This course is progressive and for the safety of all participants, each candidate must pass a series of evaluations to continue. Each candidate must also adhere to a set of standards that will be provided at the beginning of the course. Failure to pass two (2) evaluations or if a candidate acquires more than three (3) demerits and the candidate will be voluntarily dropped from the course. As the skill stations progress, a certain level of base competency will be required for the completion of safe training operations. No refunds will be provided if the candidate fails to meet the course standards. Candidates may also be dropped from the course for medical or significant safety concerns. 

​Any candidate may also decide to “drop on request” from the program. A Drop on request is when a candidate decides to no longer continue with the course. At which time the candidate will be dismissed from the program. No travel expenses or refunds will be given.

Cancelation, Withdraw & Refund Policy

To cancel out of or withdraw from a course you must contact our staff via email or phone. If you do cancel or withdraw from a course understand that your seat maybe given to someone on the course waitlist. To re-register for a course you must complete a new course registration and pay for your seat again.

Due to the nature of the registration process for this course, once fully registered your tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable. No exceptions can be made for this.

A full refund will be given if we need to cancel the course for any reason.

Wait List Policy

We anticipate a waitlist for many of these courses. Space is limited to 32 participants per training program. The course payment selection will be removed once the course is filled. You will be notified if you are placed on the wait list. If an opening occurs you will be notified by order of registration received. If you accept the seat a link for payment will be sent to you.

Late Payment Policy

Participants that register and choose pay via company check or personal check must submit payment in a timely manner. Payment is due no later than 10 days after your registrations is submitted. If payment is not post marked prior to this date a late fee will be assessed. Late fees will either be invoiced separately or added to any outstanding balance.
- Initial late fee is $25.00
- An additional fee of $10.00 per day will also be assessed if payment is delayed past 14 days from registration and is retroactive to the date of registration.


There are many great restaurants in the State College and Lock Haven area, both local and chain. There are also multiple grocery stores within a 20 minute drive from the training area.

​Lunch will be provided as part of the course tuition. If you have any dietary needs, be sure to list them on your registration. 


Onsite lodging is available for $560.00. This will cover the entire course. You must bring your own bedding and shower supplies. Water, showers, and bathrooms are available in the lodge.


There are several hotels near State College & Lock Haven, PA within a 10-25 minute drive from the training site. Average cost per night is $100.00. The Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn, and Country Inn & Suites are all located within a 25 minute drive on College Ave in State College PA. 

Sergeant Rescue Training & Consulting