Good afternoon,
Unfortunately with the state of emergency currently in place for Henderson County and Henderson County Emergency Services engaged on an approximately 500 acre wildfire, the host committee has made the decision to cancel this year’s exercise. This decision was not made without a terrible amount of hand wringing and working hard to find a path forward. Reimbursements will be forthcoming, but please give it a week or so, as many of the staff that will handle reimbursement are currently working the incident. We will be back next year and look forward to seeing everyone. I think next year’s theme should be “From black to green”!
Thanks so much,
The Planning Committee

DuPont Rescue Experience Participant Files

-Equipment Lists
-Participant Guide


DRE 2023 Flyer

The 16th Annual DuPont Rescue Experience will simulate search and rescue operations in a wilderness environment. The Exercise will begin on Friday November 10th at 1800 and will conclude on Sunday November 12th. 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 one IMT 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 positions or deputy / assistant positions. The incident command post will be established at Guion Farm within DuPont State Forest. The incident command post will be operational 24 hours a day during the event. The intent of this exercise is to provide real world scenarios for the participant, in order to enhance his or her overall operational effectiveness.

Be sure to register early, registration limited to the first 200 participants.
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