RPI believes that providing accurateproven, and current information and techniques is the best and only way to instruct.  The RPI Instructors are chosen on their knowledge and experience as well as how they can relay this information to the beginner student all the way to the advanced student.  

Many members of the RPI training staff are certified fire instructors, many teach for their local fire academies and departments, and many of the instructors draw from their own experiences in the field to provide real-life proven information.  Our instructors haven’t just read a book about what we teach!  OUR instructors have operated at multiple alarm fires, High Rise fires, fires involving MAYDAY’s, building collapses, high-angle rope rescues, crane collapse emergencies, confined space incidents, intricate HAZMAT and WMD incidents, live trench rescues, man-in-machine incidents, and SCUBA operations. 

Many of the RPI staff have responded to major world impacting incidents such as the WTC Rescue and Recovery, Hurricane Katrina, the earthquake in Haiti, Superstorm Sandy, and the Miracle on the Hudson.  RPI is proud to have the staff of instructors that we are able to choose from.


Training Courses Offered


Annual Refreshers - Bloodborne Pathogens, HAZMAT Awareness, HazCom (Right To Know) - 3 hour lecture

Initial & Annual bailout training for multiple personal escape systems, including the RPI Original and new Phoenix System, RIT AL, Sterling, CMC Escape Artist, and Petzl.

Confined Space Rescue
Awareness Lecture (Refresher or Initial) - 3 hours
Operations (Refresher or Initial) - 12 - 24 hours
Technician - 24 hours

HAZMAT Programs
HAZMAT Awareness Initial Program - 3 hour lecture
HAZMAT Ops - 8 hour lecture and hands on
HAZMAT Gross Decon - 3 hours

Moving Water Rescue (minimum of 12 students)
Awareness - 3 hour lecture
Operations - 16 hours hands on
Technician - 16 hours hands on

Ice Rescue (minimum of 12 students)
Awareness - 3 hour lecture
Operations - 10 hours hands on
Technician - 10 hours hands on

RIC Programs
Awareness - 6 hour lecture
Operations - 3 hours hands on (Options include Pittsburgh Drill, drags and carry’s , RIC Pack familiarization, Response, Staging, & Size Up, customized programs for vacant structures)

Incident Command System (FEMA Certified)
Level 100/NIMS 700 (Intro to ICS)- 9 hour lecture
Level 200 (Single Resource & Initial Action) - 16 hour lecture
Level 300 (Expanding Incidents) - 24 hour lecture
Level 400 (Command & General Staff for Complex Incidents) - 16 hour lecture

Vehicle Rescue Programs
Awareness - 3 hour lecture
Operations - 24 hours hands on
Technician - 24 hours hands on
Stabilization - 10 hour lecture & hands on
Advanced and refresher programs available upon request


Start with a 3 hour lecture to help familiarize your department with basic standpipe operations, adapters, high rise packs, and tactics.


Apply your knowledge and hook up to our exclusive standpipe prop! This 3 hour hands on program gives your members the ability to train without visiting a local training facility. Maximize the experience by utilizing a parking garage or open space and flow water!


Book both programs together for only $1095!

This in depth program utilizes the Exclusive RPI Standpipe Prop and Appliance Bag. This portable prop can be brought to your firehouse or training area and allow members to rotate hooking up, advancing lines and practice the correct pump pressures from their apparatus. Designed by members of the FDNY, this program will touch on many difficulties and real world situations that have helped to advance the proficiency of high rise and apartment fires. Contact us at Training@rpiinc.net to get more information.


SCBA Refresher

Lecture - 3 hours
Hands on - 3 hours

Ground Ladders
Hands on - 3 hours

Man Vs Machine
Lecture -  3 hours
Hands on - 8 hours

Elevator Emergencies
Lecture - 3 hours (Standard and Custom programs available)

Building Construction
Standard Lecture - 3 hours
Custom Lecture or “On the Road” - 3 hours

Collapse Rescue
Awareness - 3 hour lecture
Operations - Heavy Lifting & Moving - 12 hours
Operations - Emergency Shoring- 24 hours

Trench Rescue Awareness
Lecture - 3 hours
Operations - 20 hours
Technician - 20 hours
Advanced Trench Shoring - 20 hours

Standpipe Operations
Lecture - 3 hours
Hands on with custom prop - 3 hours

Rope Rescue Programs
Rope Rescue Awareness - 3 hour lecture
Rope Rescue Operations - Low Angle - 24 hours
Rope Rescue Operations - High Angle - 24 hours
Rope Rescue Technician - 24 hours
Wide Area Search - 3 hour lecture & 3 hour hands on
Urban Lead Climbing - 16 hours hands on

Safety & Survival Programs
Lecture - 3 hours
Hands on - 3 hours or more

Basic Life Support Programs

Heartsaver First Aid - 4 hours
HeartsaverCPR/AED - 3 hours
BLS for Healthcare Provider - 4 hours

Customized Drill Night Schedule
Available in Monthly, Quarterly, Bi-Annual or Custom Schedules