Fire Department Scholarship Program

FREE Seat in Roco Rescue Essentials™ Course to be granted to one student per quarter.

As part of our efforts to support municipal emergency responders, Roco Rescue will be offering quarterly scholarships to our open-enrollment 50-hour Rescue Essentials Courses conducted at the Roco Training Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. To be considered, applicants should explain below why they are interested in attending a course and how it will benefit them and their department. One student will be selected per quarter.

Urban/Industrial Rescue Essentials™ Course:

  • This 50-hour course is the starting point for rescuers working on rope and in confined spaces. This newly designed hands-on training course is for rescuers who respond to emergencies ranging from the depths of a confined space to the heights of an elevated structure or industrial platform.

  • Participants will be provided an opportunity to become proficient at utilizing some of the most current equipment in the rescue world while learning and practicing safe, efficient, and proven rescue techniques. These skills will allow them to perform effectively in the rigorous environments faced by urban and industrial rescuers.

  • Courses will be conducted at the Roco Training Center (RTC), participants will practice rescue operations from all six (6) confined space types including rescues from elevated vessels and towers. Simulated rescues from IDLH-type atmospheres that require the use of breathing air (SCBA) will also be included. These realistic scenarios can be used to document annual practice requirements as required by OSHA 1910.146.

Harold FDScholarship Winner23Harold Osborn, First Quarter Scholarship Winner

“The program was very well organized and the hospitality from the Roco staff was amazing. Troy was a great instructor and one of the best I’ve had in my 20 plus years in the fire service. He made the class fun and insured that we left everyday having learned something. 

The training facility is most impressive. The size allowed for the class to be broken up into several groups, not be crowded, and provided LOTS of hands on. 

I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to see and experience Roco Rescue firsthand as I had seen advertisements in magazines, emails, and trade shows. I would like to learn more about advanced classes in technical rescue and explore the possibility of budgeting to send my technical rescue technicians there in the future.”

Harold Osborn
Lieutenant, Station 66, B-Shift
North Metro Fire Rescue District — Broomfield, CO

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Offer valid for USA-based emergency responders only based on space availability; no competitors, please. Must be 18 years or older and physically fit to participate in hands-on rescue exercises. Offer is valid for limited time and subject to change without notice.