Welcome to A-RC-H Fire & Rescue’s website!
Whether it is the Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Tech 1, Sierra Rescue International River Rescue Certification, an American Canoe Association (ACA) Swiftwater course, or a River and Stream Safety course, we have the class for you! Sierra Rescue is the ideal choice for your swiftwater, flood and river rescue training needs. With over 40 years of experience, our classes are customized for your environment. We teach hands on progressive rescue techniques that have been proven to work in the field. All of our curriculums meet NFPA standards. Our Swiftwater, Flood and Surface Water Rescue courses are written to meet the needs of Fire Fighters and SAR personnel. Our RRC Gov series of classes for Fisheries folks receive rave reviews. We cater to Fire Departments, have first aid course availability, Search and Rescue Swiftwater Teams, USAF PJ’s, the US Coast Guard and other branches of the military, Sheriff Departments, River Guides, private boaters and many other agencies. Our series of river rescue certification courses (RRC) are specifically designed for swiftwater professionals and private boaters; and meet the highest International Standards. Our River Rescue certification courses are endorsed by the International Rafting Federation (IRF) and are recognized all around the world meeting standards set by the New Zealand Maritime and the British Canoe Union, among others. We also support and encourage membership in the American Canoe Association (ACA) and American Whitewater (AW).
Several members of A-RC-H Fire and Rescue, Phillip Newsom, Josh Hull, Doug Leary, Laura Ryggs and Tyler Decker got certified in NC Swiftwater Rescue.