WELCOME TO PRIORITY 1 AIR RESCUE
Priority 1 Air Rescue (P1AR) was incorporated in 1999 and operates business offices in Valletta Malta and Vancouver Canada, and two Search & Rescue Tactical Training Academies (SART/TAC) located in Mesa, Arizona, US and Nîmes, France. With 18 years of proven performance relevant experience in our highly specialized profession, the Priority 1 Air Rescue group provides the most innovative and effective Helicopter Search & Rescue and Tactical Training and Operational SAR/MEDEVAC aircrew staffing, support, and program implementation capability in the world.
P1AR a employs a full time training division that provides a full spectrum of standardized courses and programs ranging from ab-initio to advanced mission that can be custom tailored operating anywhere in the world.
Our expert instructors and SAR/HEMS crews are also experienced in providing and establishing ‘turn-key’ SAR solutions including aircraft role configuration, mission equipment procurement, program audits, SAR/HEMS program implementation, CAA Helicopter Hoist Operations (HHO/HEC) certification consulting, and program staffing for customer requiring full service Air Ambulance/HEMS or full SAR/LIMSAR contract provisions and operational capabilities.
P1AR delivers and maintains dedicated aircrew staffing for Air Ambulance/HEMS and full SAR/LIMSAR comprised of Advanced Life Support SAR Paramedics, Hoist Operator/EMTs, and Helicopter Rescue Swimmer/EMTs, for world class emergency aeromedical and SAR response for commercial operators performing Commercial Oil and Gas, Government, and Military DOD SAR and Air Ambulance services anywhere in the world.
Priority 1 Air Rescue course catalogue provides a variety of training options for Operators engaged in multiple operational environments. Our instructors come from many different fields and provide world-class training.
Priority 1 Air Rescue is the turn key solution for Government Agencies and Commercial Part 135 Operators who are interested in providing air medevac and rescue helicopter operations worldwide.
Come check out our newly designed store for all of your SAR needs! From rappelling gear, hoisting equipment, and safety and survival PPE, Priority 1 Air Rescue is Your One Stop SAR Shop!
“Although I have been flying for twenty-five (25) years as a U.S. government aviator, I have never utilized a hoist as a hoist operator or as a rescuer on the hoist cable. When our Priority 1 class began, I sat in amazement as I watched the overview videos of what a well trained crew (hoist operator, rescue specialist and pilot) can accomplish together. I must admit I thought it would require months of training. As I prepare to depart back to my home station, I can now confidently operate in any one of the three positions very effectively. I would have never believed I could send a rescue specialist (RS) down and successfully pull victims out of a car window without my RS ever touching the ground, but I can do that easily now, additionally pulling personnel out of tight 10′ X 10′ holes in the woods is rather easy now as well. Thank you for your well thought out crawl-walk-run methodology that was tailored to our organization’s needs.“