The Dupont Rescue Experience

The 11th Annual DuPont Rescue Experience will be held November 11th-13th, 2016

FLYER (Online registration portal opens September 1st)

The DuPont Rescue Experience will simulate search and rescue operations in a wilderness environment. The Exercise will begin on Friday November 11th at 1800 and will conclude on Sunday November 13th. The exercise will be divided into four (12) hour operational periods and will be managed utilizing the National Incident Management System. Search crews, dog crews, and technical rescue teams are encouraged to participate.


This year the theme of the exercise is "In the pursuit of excellence". Training and scenarios all weekend will involve combining knowledge, skills, and abilities to overcome challenges found in the wilderness environment. Training sessions will be held throughout the weekend hosted by DuPont Rescue Experience instructors focusing on search management, technical rope rescue, land navigation, wilderness ems, mountain bikes in SAR, disaster communications, canines in SAR, and incident management. Participants are encouraged to participate in one or more of these training sessions in conjunction with ongoing search exercise operations.

Special Training: Advanced High Directionals

This course will present the use of high directionals in rope rescue from intermediate to advanced configurations using modern hardware. The intended audience for this program is rope rescue technicians with 2 or more years field experience with rope rescue instructor preferred. Course will be field based over Friday evening and all day Saturday. Participant equipment required: Helmet, gloves, harness, ascending/descending devices, 5 locking carabiners, 2 sets of prussiks, and any hardware you would like to discuss and use in the operations. Instructors: Bryan Jones Greensboro Fire Department, Bruce Hodges and Shawn Haynes NCOSFM Training specialists. (Limited to 20 participants)


An incident management team made up of participants will coordinate operations for the entire weekend. This will ensure teams are assigned as quickly as possible for field work. There will be opportunities within the IMT to serve in various lead positions or deputy / assistant positions.  Additional spaces will be available for communications support (Radio Operators)

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