New and Customizable US&R Training Credential

New and Customizable US&R Training Credential
Vector Solution's US&R Training Credential

Vector Solutions released a new and customizable US&R training credential to train and track your team’s initial certification and ongoing annual requirements. Easily combining course materials and task books to provide a US&R credentialing pathway for your team.

About US&R

According to the FEMA website, “the National Urban Search & Rescue (US&R) Response System, established under the authority of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in 1989, is a framework for organizing federal, state and local partner emergency response teams as integrated federal disaster response task forces. The 28 US&R task forces can be deployed by FEMA to a disaster area to provide assistance in structural collapse rescue, or they may be pre-positioned when a major disaster threatens a community. Each task force is composed of members specializing in search, rescue, medicine, hazardous materials, logistics and planning, including technical specialists such as physicians, structural engineers and canine search teams.”

Customizable US&R Template

Agencies using the Vector Learning Management System (LMS), commonly known as the TargetSolutions LMS, can now import a customizable template to train for, and track, their US&R Initial Requirements and US&R Annual Requirements. Saving Administrators a full day’s worth of setup time, LMS customers can contact their Customer Success Manager to have the complete listing of trainings and tests loaded into their LMS task books and credentials to easily train and qualify members of their team who wish to join the federal US&R team.

Vector Solutions would like to acknowledge the work of Tim Riley, Vector Solutions Solution Engineer, who created the US&R LMS Credentials to share with the Vector customer community. Investing in your team’s skills not only enhances their value for the safety of our communities and country, but also provides value for their professional development.

US&R Training Courses

To further explore the value of this Credential and the time savings you’ll gain by adding it to your LMS, here are the eight mandatory and one optional training categories that are part of the US&R Initial Requirements Training:

  • Critical Incident Stress Awareness
  • Required National Incident Management System: NIMS ICS 100 & 200, IS 700&800
  • National US&R Response System: NIMS IS 703
  • Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations Level: First Responder Operations Level Refresher Modules #1, #2, #3, #4 (
  • CPR
  • Respiratory Protection: NFPA 1500 Respiratory Protection
  • NFPA 1670 Awareness Level: CS01&2 Confined Space Level 1&2 Gen. Req. 1006,6.1&6.2; CS01 Awareness Level 1670,7.2; SC01&2 Structural Collapse: Level 1&2 Gen. Req. 1006,9.1&9.2; SC03 Awareness Level 1670,6.2; SW01 Swiftwater Level 1&2 Gen. Req. 1006,12.1&12.2; SW03 Awareness Level 1670,9.2
  • Blood Borne Pathogens: NFPA 1500 Bloodborne Pathogens Safety
  • (Optional) NFPA 1670 Awareness Level: RR01 Rope Rescue Level 1&2 Gen. Req. 1006,6.1&1006,6.2; RR03 Awareness Level 1670,5.2; TR01&TR02 Trench Rescue Level 1&2 Trench Rescue Level 1&2 Gen. Req. 1006,8.1&8.2; TR03 Awareness Level 1670,11.2

Complimentary for LMS Customers

All of these trainings, course materials and LMS Credential setup is available to customers at no cost. Please contact your Customer Service rep to add this into your LMS instance and provide a US&R credentialing pathway for your team.

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