Spec Rescue International, Inc.

Spec Rescue International, Inc. Spec Rescue International, Inc. is a comprehensive training, consulting & system development company. and foreign governments and private clients.
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was formed in 1994 with one mission in mind: to provide the most up-to-date, cutting edge, specialized training and consultation available anywhere in the world. We accomplish this through dynamic adult education, continuous research, innovative course design and interaction with our customers that is unique in the rescue industry. The Spec Rescue family feels strongly about providing our customer

s with up-to-date information, equipment and training they can utilize in all types of situations. We are so impassioned about our customer's health and safety that we will work tirelessly to ensure their needs are met. This includes assuring the customer has significant input into class content, course evaluation and most importantly, how the course can be designed to increase their personal safety and survivability profile. Spec Rescue has an impeccable record of providing training, consulting and systems development to a wide range of municipal, industrial, both U.S. We realize we are not the only game in town; therefore, we must strive to offer something to our clients that no one else can. Spec Rescue is an invaluable source of technical expertise combined with superior real world operational theatre experience. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive training, consulting and program development system that is flexible and satisfies the customer's needs and culture.

Not your typical rescue.Strong work by well trained people!Take note of the rigging.
11/23/2023

Not your typical rescue.
Strong work by well trained people!
Take note of the rigging.

Strong work 💪💪!
11/23/2023

Strong work 💪💪!

08/25/2023

Did you miss the latest Spec Show episode? Take a look on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/wOAz2ohqMZ4
Topic: PPE Overview
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08/21/2023
08/15/2023

** NEW EPISODE: THE SPEC SHOW **
Spec Instructor Jon Rigolo discusses personal protective equipment on this episode of the Spec Show - what to wear when responding to a deployment, wide-area searches or a collapse.
Available now on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/
To find out more about Spec International, Your Solutions Expert, give us a call at: 757-468-4513 or check out our website: www.specrescue.com

::::UPDATE THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT!!!!  WE ARE ACCEPTING WAITLIST REGISTRATIONS AND CONSIDERING A SECOND FALL SESSION::::...
08/11/2023

::::UPDATE THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT!!!! WE ARE ACCEPTING WAITLIST REGISTRATIONS AND CONSIDERING A SECOND FALL SESSION::::

NEW OPEN ENROLLMENT OPPORTUNITY!!!!

We will be hosting the last Swiftwater Rescue class for 2023 October 7-11 on the New River Gorge. This is an exciting and challenging class you do not want to miss. There are 24 seats available. Reach out to [email protected] to register or obtain additional information!

08/07/2023
Did you miss the latest Spec Show episode? Take a look on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/YwIoKpcfaqk Topic: Riggi...
07/25/2023

Did you miss the latest Spec Show episode? Take a look on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/YwIoKpcfaqk
Topic: Rigging Inspections
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07/15/2023

** NEW EPISODE: THE SPEC SHOW **
Spec Instructor Kevin Long reviews rigging inspections in this episode of the Spec Show.
Available now on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/
To find out more about Spec International, Your Solutions Expert, give us a call at: 757-468-4513 or check out our website: www.specrescue.com

STRONG WORK! The men and women of the Virginia Beach Fire Department did an excellent job in response to a 3 Alarm Fire ...
07/12/2023

STRONG WORK! The men and women of the Virginia Beach Fire Department did an excellent job in response to a 3 Alarm Fire at the very busy Oceanfront. 75+ Firefighters on scene with one taken to the hospital with minor burns. We thank them all for their hard work and perseverance. Prayers to the injured firefighter. Training Training Training. This is what it is all for.

Another great training opportunity in the coming weeks with Paratech Fire & Rescue Equipment  Spec Rescue International,...
07/06/2023

Another great training opportunity in the coming weeks with Paratech Fire & Rescue Equipment Spec Rescue International, Inc. and Fame Fire Co. No. 3. If you would like to schedule training for your department, please give our office a call. Train like your life depends on it.

Today Spec International sadly recognizes the anniversary of the passing of Dean Paderick. It’s hard to believe a year h...
06/30/2023

Today Spec International sadly recognizes the anniversary of the passing of Dean Paderick. It’s hard to believe a year has gone by without him. Every day we are reminded of the impact he had on our business, customers and more importantly the families he touched. You know how much impact someone had on your life when the little things of daily life constantly brings you back you that person.

Dean left his mark and legacy through each of us at Spec and we are grateful for how he prepared us to carry on with the business. His family has endured, albeit painfully, by embracing the lessons taught by Dean. I am sure Dean is looking down on us from Heaven above with a hint of sarcasm towards us shielded with an immense amount of pride for how his family and Spec International has found a way to “get the job done” no matter what.

The anniversary of Dean’s death is a reminder that we are all vulnerable in this world, but with faith, family, and a strong sense of purpose, we can ensure our values last an eternity. Dean has certainly done that for us here at Spec International. Until we meet again my friend...

Congratulations to Shawn Hall on his retirement.  Shawn is an integral part of our Logistics team here at the Virginia B...
06/27/2023

Congratulations to Shawn Hall on his retirement. Shawn is an integral part of our Logistics team here at the Virginia Beach Spec office. We are excited for him and Lacey to start this new chapter in their lives! Job Well Done Shawn! We'll see you in the office

06/25/2023

Did you miss the latest Spec Show episode? Take a look on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/Am36plBbZN0
Topic: Differences between a Single Point and a Double Point Choker Hitch
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***Special Holiday Hours*** The Spec International offices will be closed Monday July 3rd and Tuesday July 4th.  Have a ...
06/19/2023

***Special Holiday Hours*** The Spec International offices will be closed Monday July 3rd and Tuesday July 4th. Have a safe and Happy Holiday. God Bless America!

06/15/2023

** NEW EPISODE: THE SPEC SHOW **
Spec Instructor Kevin Long reviews the main differences between a two point hitch and a one point hitch, use of various choker and sling types and related crane operations.
Available now on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/
To find out more about Spec International, Your Solutions Expert, give us a call at: 757-468-4513 or check out our website: www.specrescue.com

We are grateful for those who have given their lives for our country. We wish everyone a safe and Happy Memorial Day.
05/29/2023

We are grateful for those who have given their lives for our country. We wish everyone a safe and Happy Memorial Day.

05/25/2023

Did you miss the latest Spec Show episode? Take a look on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/oDTtFzeeJ7E
Topic: Using an Excavator with a Thumb to Remove Debris from a Pile
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Using years of experience our personnel are well suited to analyze your industrial safety needs so that lost production ...
05/21/2023

Using years of experience our personnel are well suited to analyze your industrial safety needs so that lost production time is minimized. Services offered include identification of hazardous environments, recommendations for systems to protect workers from hazardous environments, and training requirements based on current rules, standards and regulations that apply to industry.
Our team is standing by with solutions for your industrial workspace needs - Contact Spec today! specrescue.com/industry

05/20/2023

The start of the Dean Paderick Memorial Ride at Troutville Town Park. This was the first of the 3 parking lots of bikes to leave behind Dean’s Bike. This time the Sheriff was in front of his bike, instead of behind it.

Spec International is proud to announce that we are now the Municipal Sales Dealer for Paratech rescue equipment in Virg...
05/19/2023

Spec International is proud to announce that we are now the Municipal Sales Dealer for Paratech rescue equipment in Virginia. Please feel free to contact us for Sales, Service and Demo of this premier product line or any of our other rescue products. Email our Equipment Sales Manager Bob Hnatko at [email protected] for more information.

05/15/2023

** NEW EPISODE: THE SPEC SHOW **
Spec Instructor James Templeton shares how to remove debris from a pile more quickly than a crane by using an excavator with a thumb.
Available now on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/law0k2dEkMM
To find out more about Spec International, Your Solutions Expert, give us a call at: 757-468-4513 or check out our website: www.specrescue.com

05/08/2023

With an impeccable record of providing exercise management, consultation and systems development and training, Spec International has unmatched expertise in crisis and consequence management, leadership development, certified technical rescue training, Haz Mat response, WMD preparedness, systems consulting and special services.
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Whether you're just starting in confined space operations or you are an experienced team, Spec Rescue International offe...
05/02/2023

Whether you're just starting in confined space operations or you are an experienced team, Spec Rescue International offers the most comprehensive source of confined space training in the world.
Contact Spec Rescue for your custom training solution!
specrescue.com/rescue [email protected]

04/27/2023

Did you miss the latest Spec Show episode? Take a look on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/law0k2dEkMM
Topic: Pipe Calculations
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And it’s officially open,  Trade Show Floor-FDIC. Come by and talk with the guys from Spec Rescue International, Inc.,Ya...
04/27/2023

And it’s officially open, Trade Show Floor-FDIC. Come by and talk with the guys from Spec Rescue International, Inc.,Yates Gear, and BlueWater Ropes

Getting set up for FDIC 2023. Come by and see us at Booth 3026 and see the latest from Spec Rescue International, Inc., ...
04/25/2023

Getting set up for FDIC 2023. Come by and see us at Booth 3026 and see the latest from Spec Rescue International, Inc., Yates Gear, and Bluewater Rope.

04/25/2023

What an incredible show of love and support yesterday for Captain Matt Chiaverotti. Please continue to hold his family and his brothers and sisters in the Fire Department in your prayer. With great love comes great sorrow.

Our fall arrest systems are designed and certified by structural engineers and installed only utilizing rated equipment ...
04/23/2023

Our fall arrest systems are designed and certified by structural engineers and installed only utilizing rated equipment made in the USA. Protecting workers that need to work at height is paramount and Spec Industry has a proven track record of designing and installing fall arrest systems that are compliant with today's industry standards.
We take an active approach to your team’s safety and production needs, contact us today for the best solution for your organization. specrescue.com/industry

Spec International recently conducted two weeks of flood response training for the US Coast Guard at Muscatatuck Urban T...
04/19/2023

Spec International recently conducted two weeks of flood response training for the US Coast Guard at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center (MUTC) and another 2-week session is planned for May.
The course was developed by Spec and the USCG over the past 4 years and is the approved USCG flood responder training. The instructors are flood responders at local and state flood events, as well as FEMA USAR responders; all instructors are current emergency responders. MUTC is a unique location because it has a flooded village and reservoir for boat operations, also wooded areas with crash site props for students to navigate to and conduct victim rescue operations.
Read More: specrescue.com/blog
If this is a program that would be beneficial for your organization, contact Larry Phillips to plan your customized training course: [email protected]

Spec Rescue International lost a great friend this week. Matt was a person with boundless energy, an infectious personal...
04/19/2023

Spec Rescue International lost a great friend this week. Matt was a person with boundless energy, an infectious personality, and a genuinely good person. He was instrumental in the initial development of our water rescue program. The Spec family extends condolences to the Chiaverotti family, the Virginia Beach Fire Department, and Virginia Task Force 2; his loss will be felt for a long time.

We are a week away from FDIC 2023 in Indianapolis!  Spec will have Yates Gear and Bluewater Rope in Booth # 3026. Stop b...
04/19/2023

We are a week away from FDIC 2023 in Indianapolis! Spec will have Yates Gear and Bluewater Rope in Booth # 3026. Stop by and discuss the latest gear and trends in technical rescue.

Spec Instructors are professionals at the forefront of the industry and all have real life experiences that they can dra...
04/18/2023

Spec Instructors are professionals at the forefront of the industry and all have real life experiences that they can draw from to prepare others to deal with emergency situations. Mike Kaliher, Spec Instructor (23 yrs) and Virginia Task Force 2, Rescue Team Manager and Virginia Beach Fire Dept (28 yrs) has real world technical experience and is skilled ast teaching the techniquest required for advanced training certification.
Mike appears in recent Spec Show episode - Angle Grinders - check out the Spec Show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/
Visit our website to learn more about Spec services: specrescue.com

04/15/2023

** NEW EPISODE: THE SPEC SHOW - PIPE CALCULATIONS ** In this episode of The Spec Show, Spec Instructor Mark Hundley discusses pipe calculations to determine weight of pipe before moving - FEMA formula and Field Calculations formula are covered in this video. Check it out to see Mark walk you through the math on both of these formulas. Available now on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/law0k2dEkMM To find out more about Spec International, Your Solutions Expert, give us a call at: 757-468-4513 or check out our website: www.specrescue.com "

From tying a knot to building a highline across the New River Gorge in West Virginia, we provide all manner of fire serv...
04/13/2023

From tying a knot to building a highline across the New River Gorge in West Virginia, we provide all manner of fire service, industrial and DoD Rope Training. Supported by NFPA and OSHA standards, our subject matter experts and curriculums provide the latest and most current rope theory, techniques and equipment.
Visit specrescue.com/rescue to learn more or contact Spec at [email protected]

04/04/2023

Here at Spec International, we are all about providing expert solutions and we've been delivering excellence for almost 30 years. Known worldwide for our technical rescue training, we work with a wide range of organizations, including municipal, industrial, U.S. and foreign governments, military, law enforcement, private clients, and individual professionals.
Visit our website to learn more about our company, its mission, and the five service sectors we can deploy to provide a customized solution for you!

https://www.specrescue.com/

03/31/2023

Did you miss the latest Spec Show episode? Take a look on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/fSAobE-0Tag
Topic: Angle Grinders
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Spec Industry can design and present educational programs that will reduce risk to keep workers safe in the industrial e...
03/28/2023

Spec Industry can design and present educational programs that will reduce risk to keep workers safe in the industrial environment. Whether it is basic first aid, CPR, awareness of "non-entry" rescue procedures and understanding OSHA requirements or advanced confined space entry and rescue operations in a more complex environment, Spec can provide a solution tailored to your needs.

For more information about Spec's Industrial Services, visit our website: specrescue.com/industry or contact Jon Rigolo at [email protected]

“Spec International is working with Thurston County in Washington, training in Structure Collapse Operations. Pictured a...
03/24/2023

“Spec International is working with Thurston County in Washington, training in Structure Collapse Operations. Pictured are the class, 3 – Post Vertical, Lace Post and Raker shores. Thank you to SI Instructor Don Kuhn for the pictures, a veteran of the Memphis Fire Department, a master in structure collapse shoring, and the technical rescue members of Olympia Fire Department. A special shout out to Andy Speier, a longtime friend of Spec Rescue International, who was instrumental in this training.”

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2697 International Pkwy, Suite 128-3
Virginia Beach, VA
23452

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Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

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