We began as Rescue Training Inc. in 1996 based in New Braunfels, Texas, USA. Because we travel to other states and countries to teach, as well as having students come from all over the world to train here with us, we got our DBA as Rescue Training International in 2005.
Because a great percentage of our client base is in the Fire field, we primarily work to meet NFPA within all of our courses as a standard. We are able to customize our courses to fit the needs of the agencies or individuals who come to us both in skills taught and in the standards that need to be met.
Bringing knowledge, skills, techniques and a “Get it done” attitude to our style of teaching; for us, keeping every student intrigued and involved is a personal goal. Our instructors are all active, or have experience in, the field of their instruction. Many of them are current or prior military, fire, police, EMT/Paramedic, SWAT, or volunteer rescue team members as are the great majority of our students.
Ask us about grant opportunities that may be available to you for reimbursement of all our courses.
RTI is always improving upon our existing courses; making sure we are up to date with current standards within the rescue community, that our methods and skills taught balance the greatest safety and effectiveness, that our instructors and curriculum are interesting and easy to understand.
As well, we are constantly working to add new courses or customizations to our course cadre. We do extensive research, training, and testing during the building or customizing of our courses.
For example, we recently introduced our new ATV/UTV/SxS SafeRide eCourse and Driver programs for adults, are currently working on those courses for Juniors and Children. We’ve begun customizing part of our ATV Rescue program for equine addition. We’ve also already customized our Basic Water Safety course for Physical Therapists, LifeGuards, and we are now building a Basic Water Rescue option for use in Aquariums and Zoos. And that’s all within just the past 6 months!
As of the end of 2019 we have taught over 135,450 personnel from around the world.