Bruce Parker has more than 42 years’ experience in rope rescue, rapelling, confined space rescue, tower rescue, stage rigging and rescue, and mine rescue, as well as instructing custom classes for industry. Bruce is currently a member of the La Plata County Search and Rescue Team in Durango, Colorado. He also served 33 years as a reserve deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff ‘s Department on the Montrose Search and Rescue Team where he was a member of the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department’s Underground Search and Rescue Team and was a MSHA mine rescue instructor.

Bruce was the training and program development coordinator for Preparedness, Training and Development, Inc. He researched, designed, taught and coordinated several rescue programs for industry, including emergency response teams, rope rescue, confined space rescue, HAZWOPER, first aid, CPR training and EMT 1 training and recertification.

Bruce has also designed and published instructional and safety manuals for several organizations. He has been active in ASTM as a member of the Committee F32 writing standards for search and rescue.

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Covers NFPA 1006 Chapter 5 (Rope Rescue) Technician Level Skills. Rope Rescue Technician III is an advanced rope rescue training for the serious professional.
Covers NFPA 1006 Chapter 6 (Structural Collapse Rescue) Operations Level Skills. Structural Collapse Rescue is an intensive 24-hour class that provides hands-on training and real life scenarios allowing the student to gain confidence in a building a variety of shores.
Don’t see the class you want? Request a Contract Class   We will design one for you! Contract classes are available in: Tower Rescue Structural Collapse Shoring Arizona Vortex Training Rescue for Stage Riggers Rescue from Fall Protection Contract classes can be tailored to your specific needs and taught at your location. This allows your rescue team to develop skills based on the situations they would most likely encounter.
Covers NFPA 1006 Chapter 5 (Rope Rescue) Operations and Technician level skills. Rope Rescue Technician I/II provides an intensive 40-hour high-angle rescue class that teaches skills required by fire departments, mountain, and industrial rescue teams.
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