CMC, the California-based rescue and work-at-height company dedicated to helping save lives and keeping people safe, today announced its Spring/Summer 2018 CMC School schedule of courses for rescue professional training.

The CMC School will be available at strategic locations around the country which allow for individuals to enroll in Confined Space Rescue, Rope Rescue Technician I/II and Trench Rescue classes. The Open Enrollment calendar for 2018 courses is now open for early registration here.

“For over 40 years, CMC has remained dedicated to manufacturing and distributing the industry’s most reliable and trusted life safety equipment and gear; however, we also understand that equipment, without the requisite education and hands-on training, can only take rescue and rope access professionals so far,” said John McKently, CMC School Director.

“Through extensive, hands-on courses led by our team of seasoned instructors, the CMC School provides our community of rescue and other work-at-height professionals with the knowledge and training to do their jobs safely, effectively, and confidently,” McKently continued.

In the early 1980s, CMC developed one of the first curriculums for teaching mountain rescue skills to public safety professionals. Their experience as a leader in the rescue equipment industry naturally led to the teaching of rescue techniques and the establishment of the CMC School.

Over the years, the CMC School has evolved to include open enrollment and contract classes on Rope Rescue, Confined Space Entry and Rescue, Trench Rescue, Structural Collapse Rescue, Tower Rescue, Tactical Rappelling, Rope Access, and other unique or difficult access or rescue situations.  

CMC School’s Open Enrollment for the Spring/ Summer 2018 season will run from April - June 2018 and will include the following rescue training courses:



Confined Space Entry and Rescue covers NFPA 1006 skills including: pre-planning, team evaluation, assessment, confined space hazards, personal protective equipment, hazard control, atmospheric monitoring, ventilation, supplied air breathing systems, communications, tripods and other high anchor points, rope systems for confined spaces and patient packaging. 

Rope Rescue Technician I/II provides an intense, five-day, 40-hour training course in rope rescue fundamentals, in both high- and low-angle rescue situations. The course covers skills used in wilderness, urban, and industrial environments.

Trench Rescue Technician is an intensive 24-hour hands-on course that covers Technician Level Trench Rescue Shoring & Evacuation Skills in NFPA 1006.

“Education and training are the foundation of any successful rescue mission or work-at-height job, which is why the CMC School has continued to be a pillar of our company since close to its inception,” concluded Vickie Achee, CMC’s Director of Marketing. “Through a philosophy of ‘Learning by Doing’, our instructors – all of whom are either current or former public safety or skilled work-at-height professionals – deliver students the equipment and procedural knowledge to operate safely and efficiently when in the field.” 

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About CMC

For 40 years, CMC has been developing innovative tools, education and training used by professionals in the fire service, USAR, wilderness rescue, rigging, tactical and work-at-height industries. Today, the CMC brand is synonymous with technical rescue and rope access expertise around the world. As cofounders of the Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians (SPRAT), and the International Technical Rescue Symposium (ITRS), CMC remains committed to innovating across all work-at-height industries. An employee-owned company, CMC is an ISO-9001 certified manufacturing facility. For more information, visit