The New Jersey Initial Response Team will be hosting an Orientation To Cave Rescue class on April 22-23, 2017. This is an excellent training for area cavers and rescue team members to learn about the special challenges presented when rescuing someone from the cave environment. Further Information and registration form are available here: OCR 2017 Info and Registration Form

The New Jersey Initial Response Team (NJIRT) is a regional, all volunteer organization based in Sussex County, New Jersey. It provides Search and Rescue (SAR) and specialized rescue resources to local Emergency Services Agencies when requested.  Some of our services include:

  • Search and Rescue
  • Search and Rescue Management
  • Technical Rescue
  • Cave and Abandoned Mine Rescue
  • Wilderness Evacuation
  • Wilderness Medical Support
  • Swift Water and Ice Rescue Support



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