The Rocky Mountain Emergency Services Training Center continually provides some of the most realistic emergency responder training in the world. Located at the Helena Regional Airport in Helena, Montana, the RMESTC is designed to provide specialized training for all emergency responders in a safe and controlled environment.
Our Aircraft Rescue Firefighting (ARFF) programs have been modified to provide students the most hands-on training available. Any scenario encountered on an airfield can be re-created and tailored to produce the most realistic training available. Classes available range from 40-hour basic ARFF certification to intermediate recertification courses. These intermediate courses are carried out during the night; again, with the intention of creating real experiences for our students.
In 2013, the RMESTC acquired multiple emergency simulation devices that further the scope of training received. Added equipment includes four mobile Fire Training Simulators. A Blackhawk Helicopter, Structural Fire Simulator, Car Trainer, as well as a HazMat trainer.
The RMESTC has continually acquired state-of-the-art training devices. This continued in 2014 when we worked closely with FedEx and Delta Airlines to receive two real decommissioned aircraft; a Boeing 727 FedEx cargo plane as well as a CRJ-200 regional jet. These are aircraft in which most regional ARFF crews would expect to encounter. These new training devices allow the most hands on application of emergency situations.
In addition to all the spectacular ARFF training available, the RMESTC is also home to a 1.2 mile closed driving track and six acre skid pad. The track has many different uses ranging from defensive driving courses available to the public to annual drag races and SCCA (Sports Car Club of America) races.
RMESTC training, with the assistance of our state-of-the-art equipment and world class instructors can now be tailored to meet the specific needs of the users at our location or yours! For more information please contact the RMESTC Coordinator, Pete Hartman, at 406-449-3473.