RESCUE SOUTH AFRICA

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.

About us

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Account: Specialised Rescue South Africa
Bank: Standard Bank
Branch: Rosebank
Branch Code: 004305
Account Number: 00 247 8714

“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 OF RESCUE SOUTH AFRICA

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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.

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hazardous materials rescue

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wilderness search & rescue

aviation
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industrial & agricultural rescue

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.

Mobile: +27 (0)82 459-9765

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

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We are grateful to be supported - any & all donations go such a long way.We will be holding a golf day on the 26th August at Beachwood Country Club .

Our raffle is also still open to buy tickets @R100 each. The draw will take place on the 26th August 2022.
You can win a BAC Harbour Helicopter experience.

Please share far and wide.
Don't hesitate to contact Elham or Sonja for more info.
Email: disasterreliefsupport.co.za
Contact: 067 402 5270

#disasterreliefsupport #rescuesouthafrica #wecare #drs #community #kzndurban #golfday2022 #August #Bluesonbeachwood

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We are grateful to be supported - any & all donations go such a long way.

THIS is why we do what we do. This is the essence of who we are.. Our NGO was formed so that we could do the work seen in this video. So that we can help humanity.

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2 weeks ago
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We are proud to share this video with you..

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1 month ago
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Exciting update coming soon 🙂

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Exciting update coming soon :) 

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Ja asb help julle tog nou net vir ou Eskom en laat daai windpomp biedjie werk 😉

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2 months ago
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The guys at Coca Cola successfully completed the bespoke Rescue Training Course we put together for them. We wanted to share some awesome pics of them in action at Conco Ltd – Coca Cola Eswatini.

Contact us for your Rescue Training needs 🙂

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Miss these guys

2 months ago
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We offer bespoke Rescue Training to a variety of industrial applications.

Here are a couple pics of the guys getting ready for action at Conco Ltd - Coca Cola Eswatini.

Contact us for assistance regarding any & all of your specialised rescue training needs.

www.rescue-sa.co.za

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We offer bespoke Rescue Training to a variety of industrial applications.

Here are a couple pics of the guys getting ready for action at Conco Ltd - Coca Cola Eswatini.

Contact us for assistance regarding any & all of your specialised rescue training needs.

www.rescue-sa.co.za

+2782 459 9765
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2 months ago
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Reflecting on some of our past missions. A very sad time indeed after the 2011 Earthquake / Tsunami in Japan, also referred to as the Great Sendai Earthquake.

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3 months ago
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A National Asset that we would like to share with you. This cache of equipment has enabled Rescue South Africa to save thousands of lives, as well as train countless men & women in emergency services. With support & donations from the public, it is our hope that this NGO / NPO continues to save and train many, many more. Faculty of Health Sciences: Nelson Mandela University Emergency Medical Care: Nelson Mandela University

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Good day Rescue South Africa .....hope all is well with you..... I want to do something similar to this video..... Is there a possibility you can share with me a packing list of all the equipment.... greetings Wessie

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Beautifully organized

3 months ago
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Our CEO Ian Scher was interviewed by Dan Moyane on ENCA about the search for missing flood victims in KZN. You can watch the interview here:

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Well spoken Ian Scher on such a difficult subject.

3 months ago
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Our advanced rescue practitioners recently completed basic safety training in the wind turbine industry.

This training has helped capacitate us so that, should there ever be a rescue in that environment, we are better prepared to handle the emergency.

Our general rope rescue knowledge is applicable to most scenarios, but by getting better acquainted with such a specialised environment, this upskilling ensures that we can offer the most targeted work in an emergency.

For example, most rescuers wouldn’t know how to operate the lift inside the tower. This is now a skill our rescuers are trained in. We are proud that they are more qualified, and better equipped to help in an emergency situation.

A big thank you to SPWind for providing the training - great job!

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I wish to join them 😞

Nice Travis Trower

Looks like fun...

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3 months ago
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We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Jean Rossouw for graduating from Nelson Mandela University, and for winning the award for “Best B(EMC) Student in Rescue”. Jean looks after our cache of rescue equipment with such care and dedication and we are incredibly proud to have him as part of the Rescue South Africa volunteer group.

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What an honour! Well done 🙌🏻

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Congratulations well done keep it up

Jean Rossouw well done my yster

Well done brother...

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4 months ago
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Another successful Rope Rescue course completed at EXXARO Grootegeluk. We would like to commend the delegates for their enthusiasm – all passed, 2 with distinctions.

For more info about our Rescue Training Courses please visit our website & contact us.

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My team... Thank you so much for the training guys 👏

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4 months ago
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There are no words that can express how devastating these losses are. We too send our heartfelt condolences to all family & friends.

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Thanks for the hard work and dedication. We pray for your safety

The reason we utilise your services in training our response team

Frederik Munnik

God bless

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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: 004305
Account Number: 00 247 8714

Testimonials

ER24 - Kolomela training

“I would just like to take this opportunity to say thank you for an amazing course. The instructor that presented the course, Andre Marx Jnr, was absolutely fantastic. His knowledge, expertise and overall skillset is of a high calibre and you can be very proud to have someone like this on your team.

The students on the course, whether brand new to ropes or seasoned fire fighters, each had something positive to say about the course. The timing of the course couldn’t have been better as it most definitely brought the morale level up and the crews were in high spirits the whole time.

Please convey our thanks to Andre for his time and dedication to the course, to each student and the effort that he has put in to make it a success.

From the Kolomela Emergency Services – we say Thank You!”

UNITED NATIONS - Letter of Appreciation

UBUNTU AWARD

Rescue South Africa received the Ubuntu Award in 2016

for their work in Social Responsibility.

past missions

INDIA 2001

INDIA 2001

The 2001 Gujarat earthquake occurred on 26 January, India’s 52nd Republic Day, at 08:46 AM IST and lasted for over 2 minutes. The epicenter was about 9 km south-southwest of the village of Chobari in Bhachau Taluka of Kutch District of Gujarat, India. The intraplate...

DRC 2002

DRC 2002

Mount Nyiragongo, located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, erupted on January 17, 2002, ejecting a large cloud of smoke and ash high into the sky and spewing lava down three sides of the volcano. One river of lava flowed right through the center of Goma and...

IRAN 2003

IRAN 2003

When: December 2003 What:  Earthquake – 6.5 on Richter Scale Fatalities:  35 000+ Injuries:  40 000+ Mission:  Urban Search and Rescue Mission Time: 7 days RSA Rescue Team: 44 person team (rescue, medical, engineering, hazardous materials & logistics specialists)...

ALGERIA 2003

ALGERIA 2003

When: May 2003 What:  Earthquake – 6.8 on Righter Scale Fatalities:  2 266+ Injuries:  10 261+ Mission:  Urban Search and Rescue Mission Time: 5 days RSA Rescue Team:42 person team (rescue, medical, engineering & logistics specialists) Mobilisation: Time 48...

PAKISTAN 2005

PAKISTAN 2005

On October 8, 2005, a magnitude 7.6 earthquake shook the Kashmir region (a disputed territory controlled in part by Pakistan and India), along with sections of Pakistan, India and Afghanistan. More than 80,000 people perished as a result of the quake, while an...

HAITI EARTHQUAKE 2010

HAITI EARTHQUAKE 2010

Haiti was struck by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday January 12, 2010 at a depth of 8.1 miles. The epicenter was located 15 miles WSW of Port-Au-Prince. There were a number of strong aftershocks ranging from 4.2 to 5.9 magnitude in strength.

JAPAN 2011

JAPAN 2011

The 2011 earthquake off the Pacific coast of Tōhoku was a magnitude 9.0 (Mw) undersea mega thrust earthquake off the coast of Japan that occurred at 14:46 JST (05:46 UTC) on Friday 11 March 2011, with the epicenter approximately 70 kilometers east of the Oshika...

PHILIPPINES 2013

PHILIPPINES 2013

Typhoon Haiyan, known as Super Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines, was one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded, which devastated portions of Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines, on November 8, 2013. It is the deadliest Philippine typhoon on...

RUSTENBURG KLOOF 2014

RUSTENBURG KLOOF 2014

It took over two days for more than 100 people from different organizations to save a North West man who had fallen from a mountain and become wedged on a cliff between two large rocks. The man was stuck for three days.

MALAWI 2015

MALAWI 2015

On the 21st January 2015 Rescue South Africa answered the call of the Malawian government for assistance after fifteen of Malawi’s twenty-eight districts were declared disaster zones. The team were based in southern Malawi, first in Blantyre and then further south at...

MOZAMBIQUE BEIRA 2019

MOZAMBIQUE BEIRA 2019

Cyclone Idai made landfall near Beira city, Mozambique, on March 14, 2019. Its heavy rains and strong winds led to flash flooding, hundreds of deaths, and massive destruction of property and crops. Cyclone Idai was one of the worst tropical cyclones on record to...

MOZAMBIQUE PEMBA 2019

MOZAMBIQUE PEMBA 2019

Tropical Cyclone Kenneth, the strongest storm ever to have hit northern Mozambique and the second cyclone within six weeks, made landfall on April 25, 2019. Torrential rain continued, causing flash flooding and leaving thousands of children and adults without access...

KZN FLOODS 2022

KZN FLOODS 2022

Severe flooding and landslides caused by heavy rainfall on 11-13 April 2022 caused the death of 448 people, displaced over 40,000 people and completely destroyed over 12,000 houses in the south-east part of South Africa. It also severely damaged infrastructures:...

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