This yearly symposium is the leading forum for up to date, state-of-the-art, technical rescue information. Rescuers representing mountain, cave, fire, industrial, and swiftwater gather to discuss ways to improve safety and performance, and answer questions.


In order to encourage the informal free flow of information among participants, enrollment has been limited to 150 people. If necessary, a waiting list will be constructed. No paper registrations will be taken. Please register online.

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Call for Papers!

The International Technical Rescue Symposium (ITRS) is soliciting presentation proposals for the Program. Gathering persons from across the spectrum of rescue disciplines to share news and views on advances in equipment and techniques, technical problems and issues of mutual concern. Download the call for papers for more information, or download the presenter agreement to get started now!

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Past Papers & Presentations

See papers and presentations from past symposiums.