We are now taking registrations for the July Tower Rescue Course. This course will include OSHA competent climber, OSHA tower rescue, NPFA 1006 and 1670 Tower. The cost is $500 (special pricing for individuals paying their own way).
Registrations are now open for the Ropes OT course at ARS/ESEC. Course cost is $500 or a discounted rate of $400 for self-paying individuals.
While ARS is always glad to do on-site training, we are gearing up to host a few classes at our location in Indy. Tower Rescue and Rope Rescue will both be offered this summer. Watch for the official postings soon and jump on our mailing list to be sure you’re notified.
Thanks to our partnership with ESEC we will soon be hosting several classes locally. Classes will include: rope rescue, confined space rescue, tower rescue, trench rescue, hazardous materials, extrication and more! Take a look...
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Forgive the brief shameless self-promotion but the reviews are in from FDIC and they really key in on one of our core principals.
“Awesome out of the box thinking”
“Excellent class covered a lot of practical evolutions”
“Good variety of tools, excellent variety of instructors”
These are all great indicators and it helps us see that we’re actually meeting our mission of providing unmatched training with a broad approach to all aspects. We saw a 98% “Excellent” rating in all categories and no negative comments or bad ratings. But that’s not what made us smile the most. It was this one:
“None claimed that their way was ‘the best way’, which was very refreshing”
That’s really what we’re all about. We know that students rarely see something they’ve never seen before, though it is cool when that happens! And sadly, they often hear the words “Always” and “Never”. We try to avoid those words because the most important tool on any fireground or rescue scene is the human brain. We don’t train robots at ARS, we train rescuers. Rescue is the science of alternatives and we’re just trying to expose students to a few of those alternatives that we know. Trust me, we learn from the students at FDIC too!
Already excited for next year, always a great experience. Thanks for the feedback!
This year, for FDIC, we made up some single sheet information posters to have around for quick reference. You can download them on our DOWNLOADS page if you'd like to have them too.
ARS is very excited to announce our new home base location. We've moved to 700 N High School Rd on the west-side of Indy. If that sounds familiar, you may recognize it as the address for ESEC, the former Wayne Twp Training Grounds. Through a partnership with ESEC we are now offering the full spectrum of technical rescue training in one location. Be watching for open enrollment postings soon and be sure to check out ESEC's webpage (http://esec.wayne.k12.in.us/) for fire training, CPAT and more!
The ARS rope rescue program just took a significant step forward today with the arrival of our CMC Enforcer Load Cell. We've had an old analog dynamometer for a long time but we seldom got it off the trailer for classes. And when we did, it had a max of 5000 lbf, so we were limited on what we could test. But now we can run just about any practical example we can think of. And, we can record that data and give students a tremendous look at the practical side of the physics we discuss in class. So, ready to host a ropes class or a refresher?
Let us know what you think of the new page. In addition to being mobile-friendly, the site now allows us to share information more readily. What else would you like to see? What kinds of things would keep you coming back? Be sure to check out the downloads page for useful articles and videos.