Course Catalogue

Overview

Priority 1 Air Rescue provides specifically suited training courses targeted for Operators engaged in Helicopter Search and Rescue, Military/MOD, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Fire and Rescue, Law Enforcement, Industry/Utility Power Linemen, and Offshore Oil and Gas operations. 

A Certificate will be issued to students who successfully complete the required program performance standards. On successful completion, students will receive certification to FAA (FARS), EASA SPA-100, and Transport Canada (CARS) training. 

Search and Rescue Tactical Training Academy Synthetic Training (Mesa/Bordeaux)

SART/TAC P1AR Basic Inland SAR Mission Hoist Training

Priority 1 Air Rescue’s Basic Inland SAR Mission Hoist Training Course meets and exceeds the training standards of the Civil Aviation Authority. This syllabus is designed to provide participants with the most current information on helicopter safety, mission preparation, emergency response, hazard mitigation, and technical rescue procedures for personnel performing helicopter rescue hoist operations. This 9 modules course includes classroom, equipment practice, Virtual Hoist Simulation, Hoist Procedural Tower practice, and scenario-based mission training. Course participant evaluation will be written knowledge tests and practical examinations will be in a skills checklist format. Upon successful completion course participants will have a Basic level of capability and proficiency to enable them to operate the ancillary equipment to respond to day hoist missions within 15 minutes. 

SART/TAC P1AR Advanced SAR Mission: Maritime Vessel Rescue  

Priority 1 Air Rescue’s Advanced SAR Mission Maritime/Boat Vessel Hoist Rescue course syllabus is designed to provide participants with training, practice and ability to perform helicopter SAR Operations over maritime vessels in a 360o Virtual Reality/Simulated environment. Students are provided hoist training opportunities to various types of vessels in various sea states.  Students conduct Parallel, Standard and DIW hoist approaches. This course is designed to also test the students’ knowledge on hoist emergency procedures while introducing day changing Beaufort Sea states. This course includes classroom, equipment practice, Virtual Hoist Simulation, Hoist Procedural Tower practice, and scenario-based mission training. 

SART/TAC P1AR Advanced SAR Mission: Ocean Rescue

Priority 1 Air Rescue’s Advanced SAR Mission: Ocean Rescue course syllabus is designed to provide participants with training, practice and ability to perform helicopter SAR Operations over open ocean water in a Virtual Simulated environment. Training encompasses standard best industry standard for Rescue Swimmer (RS) deployment/recovery procedural checks for free fall, sling augmented dual person pickup and RS direct deployment with associated survivor rescue procedures using rescue basket, harness pickup, strop pickup. P1AR’s VHS hoist cable has accurate cable physics to represent actual hoist cable actions providing students a safe and standard practical means to practice hoist cable management, hoist emergency procedures and better comprehend dynamic cable physics (i.e., hoist catenary, cable spins, oscillations, pendulums, hoist entanglements etc) when hoisting to RS in open-ocean environments.

SART/TAC US Coast Guard Helicopter Flight Mechanic (FM) Overwater-Maritime Qualification Training

 

Reserved for DHS and DOD (contact us for details)

SART/TAC MEDEVAC/Air Ambulance

Reserved for MEDEVAC/Air Ambulance (contact us for details)

SART/TAC P1AR Advanced SAR Mission: Night Unaided and NVG Hoist Recue

Priority 1 Air Rescue’s Night Unaided and/or Night Vision Goggle (NVG) Hoist Rescue Training Course is a standardized program but is designed to be custom tailored to fit customer’s operational night mission requirements.  The P1AR Night/NVG Hoist Training Course encompass the most up-to-date technology, information, techniques and procedures for implementing Night/NVG in a new or pre-existing aviation program. Training courses are customized and categorized according to the level of experience of the customer and the requirements of the customer to ensure that all aspects are completed safely and efficiently. This course includes classroom, equipment practice, Virtual Hoist Simulation, Hoist Procedural Tower practice, and scenario-based night mission training.

SART/TAC P1AR Annual Recurrent Hoist Rescue Training

Priority 1 Air Rescue’s Basic SAR Hoist Training Re-Currency Training Course meets and exceeds the training standards of the Aviation Authority. This syllabus is designed to provide participants with the most current information on helicopter safety, mission preparation, emergency response, hazard mitigation, and technical rescue procedures for personnel performing helicopter rescue/special operations. This 9 modules course includes classroom, equipment practice, Virtual Hoist Simulation, Hoist Procedural Tower practice, and scenario-based mission training.

SART/TAC P1AR Aerial Use of Force/Marksmanship

Priority 1 Air Rescue’s SART/TAC Virtual Simulator is used to provide Aerial Use of Force, Marksmanship, and Aerial Gunnery training syllabi. Training includes the ability to use most light weapons and/or machine guns (M240/M134/GAU21). The operational tactics and Use of Force Doctrine are modelled after the aerial gunnery training course curriculum still in use today by the USCG and developed by P1AR’s members. This course of instruction consists of 38 different training modules employing light weapons to 50 Cal to include, aircraft safety, weapons course of fire, personal protection equipment, NABK ballistic marksmanship practice, shooting positions, sighting/aiming, warning fire, disabling fire, use of force continuum, night firing using NVG, suppression fire, judgmental shoot – don’t shoot training, and endgame tactics and procedures. All thirty-eight Aerial Gunnery training modules are detailed with job tasks, training objectives, enabling objectives, and evaluations.

SAR/MEDEVAC/Fire/Utility Live Flight and Safety Training

P1AR Basic Inland SAR Mission Hoist Training

Priority 1 Air Rescue’s Basic SAR Hoist Training Course meets and exceeds the training standards of the Civil Aviation Authority. This syllabus is designed to provide participants with the most current information on helicopter safety, mission preparation, emergency response, hazard mitigation, and technical rescue procedures for personnel performing Inland hoist SAR missions. 

P1AR Advanced SAR Mission:  Flood/Swift Water Rescue

Priority 1 Air Rescue’s Flood/Swift Water Training Course is specifically tailored for operators responding to Inland water SAR missions.  This training course will provide the pilots and aircrews with an overview of forces created by water hydraulic flow as well as their expected behavior, and the knowledge and training practice involved to conduct flood / swift water rescues. This course includes classroom, static aircraft practice, flight demonstrations and practice, and scenario-based training. 

P1AR Advanced SAR Mission: Mountain/ Cliff Rescue

Priority 1 Air Rescue’s Mountain/Vertical Surface Cliff Rescue Training Course is designed to provide participants the training and practice to perform these challenging and often highly complex missions. This training course will provide the pilots and aircrews with the knowledge and techniques involved to conduct hoist operations in Mountainous and Vertical surface environments. 

P1AR Advanced SAR Mission: Maritime Vessel Rescue

Priority 1 Air Rescue’s Maritime/Boat Vessel Hoist Rescue course syllabus is designed to provide participants the training and practice to perform helicopter SAR Operations over maritime vessels in an open water environment. This course includes classroom, static aircraft practice, flight demonstrations and practice, and scenario-based training.  

P1AR Advanced SAR Mission: Ocean Rescue

Priority 1 Air Rescue’s Ocean course (maritime/open water SAR) syllabus is designed to provide participants with training, practice and ability to perform helicopter SAR Ocean Rescue in an open water environment. This course includes classroom, static aircraft practice, flight demonstrations and practice, and scenario-based training. 

P1AR Advanced SAR Mission: Night Unaided Hoist Rescue

Priority 1 Air Rescue’s Night Vision Goggle (NVG) Hoist Rescue Training Course is designed to be custom tailored to fit customer’s operational night mission requirements.  The P1AR Night NVG Hoist Training Course encompass the most up-to-date technology, information, techniques and procedures for implementing Night NVG in a new or pre-existing aviation program. Training courses are customized and categorized according to the level of experience of the customer and the requirements of the customer to ensure that all aspects are completed safely and efficiently. 

P1AR Advanced SAR Mission: Night NVG Hoist Recue

Priority 1 Air Rescue’s Night Vision Goggle (NVG) Hoist Rescue Training Course is designed to be custom tailored to fit customer’s operational night mission requirements.  The P1AR Night NVG Hoist Training Course encompass the most up-to-date technology, information, techniques and procedures for implementing Night NVG in a new or pre-existing aviation program. Training courses are customized and categorized according to the level of experience of the customer and the requirements of the customer to ensure that all aspects are completed safely and efficiently.

P1AR Annual Recurrent Hoist Rescue Training

Priority 1 Air Rescue’s Basic SAR Hoist Training Re-Currency Training Course meets and exceeds the training standards of the Aviation Authority. This syllabus is designed to provide participants with the most current information on helicopter safety, mission preparation, emergency response, hazard mitigation, and technical rescue procedures for personnel performing helicopter rescue/special operations. This 9 modules course includes classroom, static aircraft practice, flight demonstrations and practice, and scenario-based training. 

P1AR Basic Short Haul / Special Insertion and Extraction (SPIE)

Priority 1 Air Rescue’s Basic Short Haul/SPIE Training Course covers operational instruction for Human External Cargo SAR/Tactical missions and HEC Short Haul/SPIE planning, flight strategies, emergency procedures, use of proper short haul equipment, cargo hooks, Portable Safety Devices (PSD), and incident risk management.

Utility Lineman, Tower Crane, or Wind Turbine Specific Course

Reserved for Utility Lineman, Tower Crane, or Turbine industry (contact us for details)

MEDEVAC/Air Ambulance Specific Course

Reserved for MEDEVAC/Air Ambulance (contact us for details)

P1AR Basic Aerial Firefighting Mission/Utility External Load

Priority 1 Air Rescue’s Basic Aerial Firefighting/ External Load Training Course covers operational instruction for fire suppression missions including planning, flight strategies, water sources, equipment inspection and installation, fire suppression tactics, communication, coordination with ground crews, command and control, and incident management.  This course includes the option of either external bucket or belly mounted fire suppression equipment.

P1AR Basic Utility External Load/Aerial Firefighting Mission

Priority 1 Air Rescue’s Basic Utility External Load / Aerial Firefighting Training Course covers operational instruction for external load utility missions and fire suppression planning, flight strategies, fire suppression tactics, command and control, and incident management.

P1AR Tactical Team Integration to Airborne Assets Course

Priority 1 Air Rescues Tactical Team Integration to Airborne Assets Course will provide instruction on the mission planning and application for employing Tactical Teams in rural/urban environments to hostage rescues, active shooters, barricaded subjects, Emotionally Disturbed Persons (EDP), and other high-risk operations requiring rapid transport and insertion of tactical teams.  The content of this course is primarily scenario-based training and will provide participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to perform complex missions including tactical strategies, high-rise operations, formation flights, communications, command and control, and various deployment methods to include Tyler Benches, skid-light, and hover deployment operations. 

P1AR Airborne Armed Ship Boarding (ASB)

Priority 1 Air Rescue’s Airborne Armed Ship Boarding will provide participants with overall methodology and high level tactical skill sets specifically intended to insert and employ Tactical Teams by helicopter to secure control of vessels held in potential or active threat. This course will cover team movement through close quarters, compartments, cargo holds, moving up and down ladders and clearing options. Dependent upon the customer’s mandate, ASB mission training may include the use of over-watch helicopters and RHIB vessels.

P1AR HUET and Aviation Water Survival Course

P1AR utilizes the use of a full immersion/inversion dunker capable of inducing day and night disorientation. It is through this training that P1AR emphasizes to students the importance of aircraft reference points while egressing out of the aircraft.  Water survival training culminates with HUET/water survival scenario training whereby the students must brace for impact, egress the underwater escape training device with/without the use of in a day and night (blackout goggles) scenario and then upon surfacing inflate their life preserver and swim to and climb into the life-raft.  P1AR’s training syllabus for HUET and Aviation water survival is more comprehensive training and includes Helicopter Underwater Emergency Breathing Apparatus (HUEBA) or SEA bottle training, rafts, cold water gear, and emergency equipment, and also includes hazards to aircraft and personnel during overwater operations, and the appropriate actions to egress from the aircraft safely. Training includes preparation, pre-ditching considerations and procedures, emergency ditching and evacuation procedures, emergency egress from different attitudes and exits, surface swims, and water survival will be covered during the training course.

Tactical

SART/TAC P1AR Aerial Use of Force/Marksmanship

Priority 1 Air Rescue’s SART/TAC Virtual Simulator is used to provide Aerial Use of Force, Marksmanship, and Aerial Gunnery training syllabi. Training includes the ability to use most light weapons and/or machine guns (M240/M134/GAU21). The operational tactics and Use of Force Doctrine are modelled after the aerial gunnery training course curriculum still in use today by the USCG and developed by P1AR’s members. This course of instruction consists of 38 different training modules employing light weapons to 50 Cal to include, aircraft safety, weapons course of fire, personal protection equipment, NABK ballistic marksmanship practice, shooting positions, sighting/aiming, warning fire, disabling fire, use of force continuum, night firing using NVG, suppression fire, judgmental shoot – don’t shoot training, and endgame tactics and procedures. All thirty-eight Aerial Gunnery training modules are detailed with job tasks, training objectives, enabling objectives, and evaluations.

P1AR Basic Short Haul / Special Insertion and Extraction (SPIE)

Priority 1 Air Rescue’s Basic Short Haul/SPIE Training Course covers operational instruction for Human External Cargo SAR/Tactical missions and HEC Short Haul/SPIE planning, flight strategies, emergency procedures, use of proper short haul equipment, cargo hooks, Portable Safety Devices (PSD), and incident risk management.

P1AR Basic Utility External Load/Aerial Firefighting Mission

Priority 1 Air Rescue’s Basic Utility External Load / Aerial Firefighting Training Course covers operational instruction for external load utility missions and fire suppression planning, flight strategies, fire suppression tactics, command and control, and incident management.

P1AR Tactical Team Integration to Airborne Assets Course

Priority 1 Air Rescues Tactical Team Integration to Airborne Assets Course will provide instruction on the mission planning and application for employing Tactical Teams in rural/urban environments to hostage rescues, active shooters, barricaded subjects, Emotionally Disturbed Persons (EDP), and other high-risk operations requiring rapid transport and insertion of tactical teams.  The content of this course is primarily scenario-based training and will provide participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to perform complex missions including tactical strategies, high-rise operations, formation flights, communications, command and control, and various deployment methods to include Tyler Benches, skid-light, and hover deployment operations. 

P1AR Aerial Use of Force/Aerial Gunnery

Priority 1 Air Rescue’s Aerial Use of Force, Marksmanship, and Aerial Gunnery training includes the ability to use most light weapons and/or machine guns (M240/M134/GAU21). The operational tactics and Use of Force Doctrine are modelled after the aerial gunnery training course curriculum still in use today by the USCG and developed by P1AR’s members. This course of instruction consists of 38 different training modules employing light weapons to 50 Cal to include, aircraft safety, weapons course of fire, personal protection equipment, ballistic marksmanship practice, warning fire, disabling fire, use of force continuum, suppression fire, judgmental shoot – don’t shoot training, and endgame tactics and procedures. All thirty-eight Aerial Gunnery training modules are detailed with job tasks, training objectives, enabling objectives, and evaluations. 

P1AR Judgmental Shooting Course & Legal Articulation

Priority 1 Air Rescue’s Judgmental Shooting Course provides tactical team members with the planning, evaluation, execution, and legal articulation of Air Borne use of Force and Sharpshooting. U.S. Supreme Court precedents have mandated that US agencies provide ongoing, realistic, effective judgmental shoot-don’t shoot training for all law enforcement agencies. Participants will discuss and practice law enforcement shooting scenarios whereby they have to determine if the individual has a weapon, has the intent and also is progressing to use that force.  Flight exercises are also provided to place the students and pilots in realistic environments they will see while performing aerial gunnery operations. Priority 1 Tactical Legal Articulation includes:

  • Unconventional Mission Planning/Concept of Operations
  • Paradigm shift to the Tactical Mindset & Tactical Operations Planning and Briefings
  • Plan presentation/approval to Command
  • Court testimony strategies for Tactical Operators & Legal Survival (Criminal and Civil)

 

Priority 1 Tactical Legal Articulation portion provides the vital link between successful deployment and successful prosecution.  We provide operators with the skills they need to present evidence professionally using terminology that works with the prosecution to present best case evidence and establish the credibility of the team. From mission planning to post event debriefing, Priority 1 Legal Articulation training provides the concepts and tools to ensure the tactical plan will withstand the scrutiny of criminal and civil courts

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