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Matt Adams

Be it on site rescue services, complex rigging consulting and solutions services or mentoring and serving youth as a non-profit outdoor guide, the work of Crux Rescue centers around Matt Adams.

Matt grew up in the Great Northwest and enjoys a rich heritage as a 6th generation Oregonian. The grandson of one of the original members of MORESCO, Matt grew up learning rope and knot craft.  He joined the local Search And Rescue (SAR) team as a Boy Scout and has continued as an active SAR member for the last 18 years.

Today, Matt hones his skills as a training officer for the Camp Sherman Hasty Team and was the lead Tech and Warehouse Manager for Rescue Response Gear.

In his free time, Matt is an avid rafter and outdoors-man. Matt lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and children.

Awards

Awarded, Rescue3 International Rope and Swiftwater Instructor, 2016

Awarded, Technical Rope Rescue Instructor, 2014

Speaker, SARCon, 2011

Recipient, Toni Foster SAR Service Award, 2010

CRUX RESCUE OFFERS A FULL RANGE OF SERVICES

TECHNICAL RESCUE TRAINING

ONSITE STAND-BY RESCUE RESPONSE

GUIDED EXPLORATIONS

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EXPLORE YOUR FUTURE

Crux Rescue is here to serve you; helping you find the precise rescue training that will prepare you to fulfill your highest potential in the future.

Providing rescue training from the Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington hub to the states of Oregon and Washington.

Crux Rescue brings certified rescue training to your local city in Oregon and Washington. We can tailor a rescue training course to the needs of your SAR team, your fire department’s rope rescue and swiftwater rescue teams as well as other technical rescue units wherever you are in Oregon and Washington.

Certified Rescue Training & College Courses

Emergency Rescue Response

Guided Exploration Excursions

Technical Rescue College Courses

Crux Rescue Instructors also teach technical rescue courses at Clackamas Community College. If you live close enough to commute to a college rope rescue or swift water rescue course offered one day per week in the Oregon City-Portland area; our Crux Rescue instructor can help you prepare for a career in Technical Rescue operations.

Rescue 3 International Accredited Training Provider & Training Instructor For Oregon & Washington

Crux Rescue is a Rescue3 International Authorized Training Provider. Crux Rescue’s instructor, Matt Adams, is a Rescue3 International accredited, certified training course instructor who provides technical rescue training courses to swiftwater rescue teams, fire rescue response units, fire department rescue teams, county fire and rescue teams, search and rescue teams and SAR organizations. Crux Rescue’s certification rescue training is taught from the Rescue 3 training course curriculums, a curriculum designed for the best rescue training instruction. Those who need rescue certification training are encouraged to call for information about class schedules or for information about scheduling a private course offering.

Call (518) 400-2789 

Best Technical Rescue Training Instruction In Oregon & Washington

Crux Rescue training is taught from the Rescue 3 International curriculum, a curriculum designed to provide the best rescue training courses for certification in swiftwater rescue and rope rescue.

The Rescue 3 International curriculum, a curriculum that has been taught for over 30 years, is developed by industry leaders and experts in the field of technical rescue and they are continually working on developing and refining the curriculum.

Before courses are finalized they are reviewed by the Rescue 3 Steering Council, their Regional Directors and by a group of industry experts in the effort to perfect the curriculum as near as possible to make sure the teaching and training offers the most current, up to date knowledge base and techniques available.

Crux Rescue is a Rescue 3 International Authorized Training Provider (ATP) that meets Rescue3’s series of prerequisites, attends required training and passed a number of quality assurance checks before being granted the ability to teach their courses. Crux Rescue maintains the ATP status by annually meeting Rescue 3’s set of yearly criteria, including quality assurance reviews and instructor updates.

You deserve the best rescue training instruction. You deserve the best rescue training course. Go with the best. Go with Crux Rescue, your local Authorized Training Provider of Rescue 3 International training courses.

Crux Rescue Provides 3 Core Services

  1. Certification Rescue Training
  2. Rescue Response / Onsite Stand-by
  3. Guided Exploration
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Providing Certified Rescue Training

Crux Rescue’s Matt Adams regularly instructs training courses across Oregon and Washington, traveling to where the students are, to deliver specialized rescue courses in the convenience of the locale of their home town or operational base.

Get your certified rescue training with one of Crux Rescue’s RESCUE TRAINING COURSES

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Providing Onsite Stand-by Rescue Rigging and Response

Crux Rescue responds, throughout both Oregon and Washington, to emergency situations providing onsite stand-by capabilities where rope rescue rigging is a part of the emergency response protocol.

Schedule Crux Rescue to serve your incident with professional, efficient ONSITE STAND-BY

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Providing Guided Exploration and Exploration Workshops

Crux Rescue jumps at the opportunity to lead individuals and groups on their own wilderness and back country explorations in every nook and cranny that can be searched out in Oregon and Washington. We take you where you want to go, safely.

Hire Crux Rescue to lead your next adventure with a GUIDED EXPLORATION WORKSHOP


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Rescue Training Courses & Survival Workshops Offered


Technical Rope: Operations Level Course

Learn the fundamental techniques and assessment skills to operate in low angle maneuvers and assist in the high angle environment. Check for course availability at our Services page or our Event Calendar.


Technical Rope: Technician Level Course

Master the skills and knowledge to meet the requirements in NFPA 1670 and NFPA 1006, the standard for technical rescuer professional qualifications in rope rescue at Levels I and II. Check for course availability at our Services page or our Event Calendar.


Tower Rescue For Tower Workers Course

Learn to assist and rescue a co-worker who has fallen or become immobilized while working at height.


Swiftwater First Responder Operations Level Course

Learn both a theoretical and practical knowledge of the basics of swiftwater rescue.


Swiftwater Rescue Tech. Unit 1-Technician Level Course

Learn the detailed knowledge of hyrology and the hazards associated with moving water. Qualifiy, with NFPA 1670 Operations Level certification, to work in the “hot zone” both in and on moving water.


Swiftwater Rescue Tech. Advanced Course

Take your SRT 1 qualifications to the next level; to that of SRT Advanced, becoming proficient in the realm of extreme whitewater with competent abilities in victim rescues and night operations.


Two Week Rope and Water Technician Intensive

This two week training intensive offers just the right adaptability for the technicians who are looking to keep their certifications current or for the volunteers and enthusiasts looking to take their game to the next level. This course is a multi-disciplined offering of four combined courses. Students are encouraged to suit their needs by enrolling in any combination of the following four classes; Swiftwater Rescue Technician Level, Rope Rescue Operations Level, Rope Rescue Technician Level and Swiftwater Rescue Advanced Level.


Rope Operations and Technician Combo Intensive

An immersion in six days of training; a total of 52 hours of practical, hands on learning, this Operations and Technician Rope Combo course intensive is not for the faint of heart. After more than a work week’s worth of course instruction and practice, students will be able to build anchor and rescue systems and possess the ability to identify and use dual track high lines and dual twin tensioned light weight systems.


Exploration Workshop

For that cool cave you know of and just have explore… Safely… learn exploration planning and the appropriate gear selection to make it happen.


Wilderness Navigation Class

Learn everything you need to use a map & compass or GPS in the field. Learn to avoid common mistakes with tips and tricks to navigating well in the woods and wilds of the Northwest.


Wilderness Survival Workshop

Prepare yourself for what it takes to survive in the wilderness. Learn what to do for the best chance of making it out if you have lost the trail. Get the tools to make the best of bad situations and bend the odds in your favor.


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Emergency Response With Onsite Stand-by Capabilities

On Site Stand-by Rescue and Rigging

Let the experienced expertise of Crux Rescue assist you with rescue and rigging systems; whether your endeavor requires negotiating rivers, using helicopters for structure and habitat placement or employing pulley systems for load placement in remote locations.


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Exploration Guide Service

Guided Explorations

If you’re yearning to get to that remote place you’ve heard about but can’t get there on your own, Crux Rescue will guide you on your excursion so you get safely in and back out.


Life Line, I Got You

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Inquire about personalized, framed artwork that can be created from shots during your training course.


Oregon – Crux Rescue serves the cities in the state of Oregon

Serving the Oregon area from the hub of Portland, Oregon

Are you looking for rescue training near me? If you are, Crux Rescue can bring rescue training to you.

Washington – Crux Rescue serves the cities in the state of Washington

Serving the southwest Washington area from the hub of Portland, Oregon

Train. Respond. Explore.

Crux Rescue – Serving you where you are. Providing certified Rescue 3 International technical rescue training. Serving in emergency response. Leading your explorations.

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Crux Rescue trains personnel in rescue organizations, fire departments and government agencies.

Crux Rescue, a Rescue3 International Authorized Training Provider, provides training courses in technical rope rescue, tower rope rescue and swiftwater river rescue to

Fire & Rescue | Search & Rescue | SAR | Fire Rescue Bureaus | Fire Recruiters | Rescue Recruitment Networks | Volunteer Firefighter Associations | Fire Departments | Oregon Department of Forestry | Fire Rescue Divisions | Fire Districts | Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighters | Wildland Fire Teams | Technical Rescue Teams | Swiftwater Rescue Teams | Heavy Rescue Units | Fire Service Personnel | Firefighter Stations | Search and Rescue Teams | SAR Volunteer Organizations | Mountain Rescue Teams | Public Safety Disaster Response Teams | County Fire Protection Districts and County Search and Rescue Units.

Benefits Of SAR Swiftwater Rescue Training

Image for Crux Rescue's business website providing in Oregon & Washington certified Swiftwater Rescue Technician Training enabling SAR and fire rescue professionals to train to save lives in peril in rivers and lakes in the mountains, wilderness and outback locations.

If your SAR unit needs swiftwater rescue training, look at our swiftwater rescue training courses. Search and Rescue organizations benefit from Crux Rescue’s training courses, taught from the Rescue3 International curriculums, for swiftwater rescue training classes with hands-on practice. In our swiftwater rescue training class we provide real world scenarios that can enhance technique memory processes. Search & Rescue teams rehearse communication skills that improve the effectiveness of swiftwater rescue training by creating camaraderie among its members. This rapport among SAR responders can increase team efficiencies when the actual swiftwater rescue training tests their unit cohesion; translating into rapid swiftwater rescue response times that save lives. County, city and state search and rescue organizations can benefit from expert rope rescue training. Crux Rescue specializes in providing swiftwater rescue training courses to search and rescue, river rescue and fire rescue personnel in Portland, Oregon.

Search & Rescue Training

SAR Members Are A Respected Group Of Volunteers For The Training They Undergo On Their Own Dime

Though anyone can join a Search and Rescue team, acceptance into membership is restricted to approved applicants. Approval restrictions focus upon an individual’s ability to physically perform and execute certain techniques, their mental capability to perform all duly assigned tasks and the competency to pass specific knowledge and skills courses. SAR unit membership is open to both male and female. No applicant who meets unit criteria is denied membership on the basis of race, creed, color, religion or sex.

Qualifying members of Search and Rescue teams undergo countless hours of rescue training. Crux Rescue takes pride in and relishes the joy in being able to provide Rescue3 International curriculum based rescue training to this select group of selfless, public servants. The training required to attain and retain SAR team membership costs money and most members pay for most, if not all, of the costs for training out of their own pockets.

Search and Rescue training is a thorough, regimented path to qualification. State law has established search and rescue minimum standardized core competencies that are necessary to be mastered in order to become a certified member of SAR. To obtain and maintain the Oregon State Search and Rescue basic certification, each person must accomplish a designated level of passing grades.

County Search & Rescue Training & Oregon Sheriffs

Baker County | Benton County | Clackamas County | Clatsop County | Columbia County | Coos County | Crook County | Curry County | Deschutes County | Douglas County | Gilliam County | Grant County | Harney County | Hood River County | Jackson County | Jefferson County | Josephine County | Klamath County | Lake County | Lane County | Lincoln County | Linn County | Malheur County | Marion County | Morrow County | Multnomah County | Polk County | Sherman County | Tillamook County | Umatilla County | Union County | Wallowa County | Wasco County | Washington County | Wheeler County | Yamhill County

Crux Rescue highlights the nine Washington Mountain Rescue Teams, shown in the video above, who train vigorously to be the best they can be to save the lives of those caught in danger at height in the mountains of Washington State. Thanks for their service goes to Inland Northwest Search and Rescue of Spokane; Central Washington Mountain Rescue Council of Yakima; North Country Volcano Rescue Team of Yacolt; Tacoma Mountain Rescue of Tacoma, Olympic Mountain Rescue of Bremerton; Seattle Mountain Rescue of Seattle; Everett Mountain Rescue Unit of Snohomish; Skagit Mountain Rescue of Mt. Vernon and Bellingham Mountain Rescue Council of Bellingham, Washington.

Some of their training includes high and low angle rigging, avalanche search, helicopter rescue, first aid, patient packaging, woodland searching, tracking and navigation. A special thanks to these dedicated pros who reach out to their communities to instruct kids on staying safe in the woods.

Benefits Of Fire Rescue – Department Rope Rescue Training

If your fire rescue unit needs high angle or low angle rescue training, look at our rope rescue training courses. Fire departments benefit from Crux Rescue’s rope rescue training classes that are authorized Rescue 3 International curriculum based offerings; a curriculum designed for the best rescue training instruction when coupled with hands-on practice. In our rope rescue training class we provide real world scenarios that can enhance technique memory processes. Firefighter teams rehearse communication skills that improve the effectiveness of rope rescue training by creating camaraderie among its members. This rapport among fire protection responders can increase team efficiencies when the actual rope rescue training tests their unit cohesion; translating into rapid technical rope rescue response times that save lives. County, city and state fire fighting departments can benefit from expert rope rescue training. Crux Rescue specializes in providing rope rescue training courses to fire rescue, search and rescue and river rescue personnel in Portland, Oregon.

Serving the Oregon area by bringing rescue training to

Portland | Hillsboro | Salem | Eugene | Gresham | Beaverton | Bend | Medford | Springfield | Corvallis | Albany | Roseburg | More | A Portland Oregon rescue training course tailored to your needs.

Serving the Washington area by bringing rescue training to

Vancouver | Longview | Kelso | Battle Ground | Camas | Washougal | Ridgefield | Woodland | Kalama | La Center | Yacolt | More | A Vancouver Washington rescue training course tailored to your needs.

Image for Crux Rescue's business website providing in Oregon & Washington certified Rope Rescue Technician Training and Swiftwater Rescue Technician Training enabling SAR and fire rescue professionals to train to save lives in peril in mountains, wilderness and outback locations.

Specializing in providing Rescue 3 International rescue training in Portland Oregon by tailoring a rope rescue course or swiftwater rescue course to the needs of fire departments, fire rescue services, search and rescue teams and SAR organizations.

If you need a rescue training class in Portland, Oregon contact us by phone at (518) 400-2789 or  by email at Answers@CruxRescue.com or via our web form. If you need a rescue training class in Washington contact us by phone at (518) 400-2789 or  by email at Answers@CruxRescue.com or via our Contact Us page.