About The CMC School

Training for Emergency Response and Work at Height Professionals

CMC has long been recognized as a leader in the rescue equipment industry.  This expertise naturally led to the teaching of rescue techniques and the establishment of the CMC School. In the early 1980s, CMC developed one of the first curriculums for teaching mountain rescue skills. Over the years, the CMC School has evolved to include open enrollment and contract classes in Rope Rescue, Confined Space Rescue Technician, Trench Rescue Technician, and Structural Collapse Shoring. Contract classes are also available in Tower Rescue, Tactical Rappelling, Rescue for Stage Riggers and Rescue for Fall Protection. Our consulting services are frequently utilized to establish training needs for specialized emergency response and specific industrial situations.

Learn By Doing | Hands-On Rescue Training with Seasoned Instructors

Safe, effective rescuers need hands-on training to develop the necessary skills for work in the field. CMC School’s method of “learn by doing” is what sets us apart from other training programs. Guided by seasoned CMC School instructors, students work with the tools of the trade, solving realistic rescue scenarios under real-life conditions. This type of applied learning allows students to readily employ the knowledge and skills gained through our classes in actual rescue-response situations.


Confined Space & Tower Rescue Training

For work-at-height professionals in the rope rescue industry, CMC School offers classes providing training with practical application course work in technical rope rescue, tower rescue, confined space rescue & entry, trench rescue, structural collapse shoring, as well as custom contract rope rescue classes offering course work for specific needs in search and rescue (SAR) and urban search and rescue (USAR). For a schedule of current classes, click here.



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NFPA 1006 Chapter 7 (Confined Space Rescue) Operations and Technician Level Skills. Confined Space Rescue Technician is an intensive 40-hour Confined Space Entry and Rescue class that provides hands-on training and real life scenarios allowing the student to gain confidence in this dangerous environment.
Don’t see the class you want? Request a Contract Class   We will design one for you! Contract classes are available in: Rope Rescue REMS/ Remote Rescue Vertical Skills Confined Space Rescue Trench Rescue 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.
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 12 (Trench Rescue) Operations and Technician Level Skills. Trench Rescue Technician is an intensive 24-hour Trench Rescue class that provides hands-on training and real life scenarios allowing the student to gain confidence in this dangerous environment.

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