“Rescue Challenge is a great opportunity to work as a team and find your deficiencies so you can continue to improve!”

— Matt Ptaszynski, CHS McPherson Refinery

What is Roco Rescue Challenge?

Rescue Challenge is a scenario-based event, focused on confined space and high angle rope rescue in industrial and urban settings. Scenarios are designed by Roco instructors to be realistic and challenging. Scores are given and trophies awarded, but Rescue Challenge is really a learning event, with skill-building and improving being the ultimate objectives.

Challenge photo album 2022

How Does Rescue Challenge Work?

Roco Rescue instructors brief the teams on the situation, and then teams are “on the clock” to devise and execute a plan to safely rescue the victim(s). Roco instructors closely monitor each team and provide oral and written feedback at the end. Challenge removes teams from the comfort of their home turf and presents them with rescue scenarios that test not only their technical rescue skills, but also their ability to work as a team and to think and plan under pressure.

Who Attends Roco Rescue Challenge?

All rescue teams will benefit from attending Rescue Challenge. Our expert evaluators provide tailored feedback with the sole intention of helping each team improve as much as possible.

The event is set-up so that a team’s capability or experience level really doesn’t matter. Each team is simply responding like they would if that scenario happened at their facility. For example, some teams bring paramedics and others only have basic First Aid/CPR training. It does not matter – it is all about how each team responds and handles the emergency presented in each scenario.

“At the end of the day it made us better in our craft, and ultimately it will make us better able to serve the citizens of our community.”

— Seth Stevenson, Baton Rouge Fire Department

How Will Rescue Challenge Benefit My Team?

All Challenge scenarios are designed with teaching goals that require different rescue and rigging skills. For example, some of the scenarios include simulated IDLH rescue entries with the use of SAR and SCBA equipment. Others include single-person and multi-casualty scenarios with a mix of manikins and live victims/evaluators as patients.

Over the course of two intense days, you will satisfy the annual minimum practice requirements of OSHA 1910.146. You will also…

  • Document your team’s confined space response capabilities.
  • Meet annual practice requirements in all six confined spaces types.
  • Confirm individual skills proficiency.

Additionally, your team will…

  • Learn from participating in realistic rescue scenarios.
  • Gain confidence in your skills and teamwork abilities.
  • Enjoy excellent training while interacting with rescue professionals.
  • Share ideas, experiences, and techniques with teams from across the nation.


Check out our video from the 2019 Roco Rescue Challenge!

Roco Rescue Challenge

Roco Rescue Challenge

DATE 10/18/2023 - 10/19/2023
PRICE $50.00 - $1,095.00
LOCATION Roco Training Center
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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