• Rescue South Africa

Rescue South Africa offers premium rescue training courses for fire, emergency services and associated personnel.
We have been providing top-quality accredited training programmes to the public and private sectors since 2005.


About us

“Our vision is to enable Africans to be

good citizens of the world and empower

them to offer humanitarian services

worldwide. To make a difference.”

– Ian Scher, CEO Rescue South Africa




Training Services

We offer the University of Johannesburg accredited Advanced Rescue Practitioner Training, and several bespoke training courses including Breathing Apparatus, Breathing Apparatus Escape Courses, Heavy Lifting and Basic Fire Fighting to various Fire Departments, Emergency Services personnel and corporate South Africa.


merSETA awarded Rescue South Africa provisional accreditation as a provider on 18/10/2017. Our accreditation number is 17-QA/ACC/1387/17


All training programmes are delivered using the outcomes-based methodology, which ensures that you not only achieve competency but are also awarded with lifelong credits on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).


Please also note that all our courses are South African Qualifications Authority approved.



There are two instructors per course and each course has a minimum intake of 8 delegates and a maximum of 14 delegates, ensuring that the instructor learner ratio is at best-practice standards.






Should you wish to invest in upskilling your emergency responders with the proper skills to mitigate disaster impact in your environment, please contact us for a competitive quote.


Telephone: (0)11 234-1545

Mobile: +27 (0)82 459-9765

Email : admin@rescue-sa.co.za or ian@rescue-sa.co.za






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Each of us as human beings has a responsibility to reach out to help our brothers and sisters affected by disasters. One day it may be us or our loved ones needing someone to reach out and help.

- Michael W. Hawkins, American Red Cross -

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Account: Specialised Rescue South Africa
Bank: Standard Bank
Branch: Rosebank
Branch Code: 005105
Account Number: 000 000 247 8714

Past Missions

A selection of some of our previous missions.

Malawi 2015

India 2001

Japan 2011

Rustenburg Kloof Rescue 2014

Haiti Earthquake 2010

Philippines Mission 2013

Iran Earthquake 2003

Algeria Earthquake 2003


Physical Address: Manor 1 Cambridge Office Park, Cnr Witkoppen & Stonehaven Roads

Postal Address: PO Box 500, Saxonwold, 2132