Search & Rescue, Safety, Survival
Bringing knowledge, skills, techniques and a “No one way to achieve a rescue” attitude to our style of teaching; for us, keeping every student intrigued, engaged and personally involved is a personal goal. We have some training site already established for use and can potentially bring the training to you if there is a suitable site for the course and skills. The company policy is to provide customized training to professional rescue teams, recreational enthusiasts, and the average citizen alike.
RTI offers to each of it’s graduates a Certificate of Completion with a duration time frame of three years.
Within that three year period, the graduate may attend* the same or lower levels of that course at no additional charge. This is part of our Audit program, where we hope to encourage continual training and make it affordable to do so. This is RTI’s offer to help keep all of it’s graduates skill levels proficient and up to date with any new developments.*Exceptions to the free attendance may be training site restrictions, security restrictions, class size, or other restrictions.
We also offer Recertification at half price if completed before the three year period. Your other option is to Upgrade to the next level of that training type, if there is one, and 3 years later you only need Recert in the highest field that is current.
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. Each instructor will take the time to introduce themselves and a history of their accomplishments during the courses.
Rescue Training Inc. officially began in 1996. RTI became Rescue Training International in 2004. Our main office is located in New Braunfels, Texas, U.S.A. Courses are taught in the United States and around the globe.
Wes Meyer, the founder and 25 year owner of RTI, began as a fire fighter in LaMarque, TX, then moved to New Braunfels where he eventually retired as a Battalion Chief with the NBFD. He also initiated began the FD’s water rescue, boat rescue, vertical rescue, and a few other specialized rescue teams. He began his teaching career through Rescue 3 International, became one of their few ever existing Master Instructors, and was instrumental in creating many of their, at that time, training programs and curriculum. During his career, he also taught for a while as an instructor with TEEX. Using his varied experiences under different business practices and course curriculums, he eventually determined that he wanted to create a business with a different focus and approach for varying fields of rescue. With safety and effective rescue techniques balancing, focus on students and quality of training over higher profits, understanding that training budgets often mean getting only a few members of a department trained which results in sacrificing both safety and success for teams and patients, and with a focus on evolving the rescue field constantly so that at all times the best options are available as tools in the toolbox.