24-Feb-2014 Source: AH+RT
Advanced Helicopter+Rescue Techniques opens 12,000 sq./ft. training facility to enhance safety and training opportunities for companies, pilots and crewmembers alike. Advanced Helicopter + Rescue Techniques LLC (AH+RT), based in Portland, Ore., provides comprehensive training services covering a variety of rotary wing, aerial firefighting and technical rescue skill sets, aviation program management consulting and ‘turn-key’ aviation program operations. The company also pleased to announce the addition of their equipment sales division as well as the incorporation of American Red Cross approved training courses.
A proud member of the Helicopter Association International, AH+RT team members will be available to meet during HAI’s 2014 HELI EXPO, February 25-27 in Anaheim, CA.
AH+RT differentiates itself from other companies by training clients in a continuum of rescue and aerial firefighting techniques. At the same time, AH+RT provides consulting services for program development, implementation and ongoing program management.
This innovative, state of the art facility boasts 12,000 sq./ft. of classroom and practical training space. Complimented with Wi-Fi and Client Hub access, AH+RT is committed to providing its clients with the ultimate ‘one-stop-shop’ service.
The company is working closely with Simplex Aerospace to offer aerial firefighting training and systems installation training. Mark Zimmerman, Simplex’s President & CEO states: “Offering Simplex’s customers comprehensive training and support services is key to ensure overall flight safety and mission effectiveness. We are pleased to be working with the experienced, highly capable and professional AH+RT team.” Co-founder and pilot Chris Hartnell says AH+RT’s team has committed itself to improving operational safety industry-wide.
“We formed our team based upon a recognition of needs within the helicopter industry for full-service training covering all elements of fire and rescue operations,” stated Hartnell. “The addition of this new training facility along with our equipment sales and approved American Red Cross training, will allow our customers an “option” to develop operational standardization and increase safety and efficiency of ground and aerial operations.
Director of Program Development Perry Esquer states “We are excited to offer more training opportunities this year which will ultimately benefit every aviation/rescue program by increasing the mission capability, performance and standardization.” Esquer adds “with our training programs and equipment sales of the worlds best rescue and safety equipment, AH+RT continues to expand its service capabilities allowing clients to achieve maximum safety and operational effectiveness.
Advanced Helicopter + Rescue Techniques offers a combination of training specializing in helicopter wildland firefighting (day/night/NVG), advanced NVG rescue operations, day, night, land, mountainous and water environment flying, technical rescue as well as tactical operations.
“Achieving safe and effective operations has been the core of success for our team during decades of flight and rescue operations,” added Hartnell. “With this experience base, AH+RT knows safety is paramount and that we have vested interest in the success of each and every one of our customers.”
About Advanced Helicopter + Rescue Techniques LLC
Founded in 2011, Advanced Helicopter + Rescue Techniques offers the highest quality of training based on years of operational experience. AH+RT specializes in helicopter wildland firefighting (day/night/NVG); advanced NVG rescue operations; day, night, land, mountainous and water environment flying, technical rescue as well as tactical operations. All courses meet or exceed current FAA, Transport Canada, NFPA, and International Standards. Training is conducted by personnel well versed and highly experienced in all company offered training areas. AH+RT can customize programs to meet the needs of both existing and start-up operations, including turn-key programs, train the trainer and full staffing.
AH+RT is comprised of currently active aviation fire and rescue professionals who have dedicated their lives to providing the highest level of public service possible. With 100 years of combined experience, members of AH+RT have participated in aviation rescue, firefighting training and actual missions that span the North and South American Continents.
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