Hostage Rescue Techniques


This course will introduce the special operations team member to Hostage Rescue Techniques (HRT).  The basic fundamentals of room clearing, distraction device deployment, mechanical breaching, planning and execution, hostage handling, etc., will be covered.  The primary options of HRT will also be discussed.  This will include, but is not limited to, the Stronghold Option, the Open-Air Option (sniper) , and the Mobile Option (vehicle).  As with any HRT mission, negotiations plays an integral part to the success of that mission, therefore, an overview of negotiations will also be covered.  Weapons training will be a part of the course if the host agency has a facility to support such training.

The tuition for each student is $600.00 for five days of instruction.