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Craig McClure

Craig McClure is a 15+ year Search and Rescue veteran in the Pacific Northwest and is the founder of The Crackerjack Group. Craig is a founding member and Level 3 Instructor with the International Technical Rescue Association (ITRA). He’s currently a SAR volunteer for Deschutes County Oregon, Rescue Leader of the MRA accredited mountain rescue team, an EMT, and specializes in technical and backcountry winter disciplines. He holds an AIARE Avalanche level 2 certification and is an expert backcountry skier. Equally comfortable in the field or command, he’s served as the coordinator for the Incident Management team and has participated in approximately 400 missions in his career reaching back to 2004 as a wilderness K9 handler. Craig is a frequent instructor for technical disciplines at SAR conferences, has served as an evaluator for MRA team accreditation, and was a logistics and safety officer and rigger for the first descents into the glacial caves of Mt. St. Helens. He has led and participated in high alpine glacial rescues, big wall vertical rescues, and complex extraction missions.

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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!
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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