Paratech University -- Official Hands-On Training

Paratech University is a two-day hands-on event using the most current heavy lifting, shifting, stabilizing ,and building shoring techniques.

Paratech University is a two-day hands-on event using the most current heavy lifting, shifting, stabilizing, and building shoring techniques.

Events feature product training with Paratech equipment coordinated by Paratech and a certified training organization.

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Frequently Asked Questions

While on the training ground all participants must bring and wear full PPE. Full PPE is a helmet, eye protection, face mask, long sleeves, gloves, pants, and boots. Full bunker gear is not mandatory.


Paratech provides equipment, instructors and materials.


What are the hours of Paratech University?
Standard Paratech University start time is 8am. End time is 4pm.

Trench Paratech University start time is 7am. End time is 5pm.


Qualified Third-Party instructors conduct Paratech University training.


Will I receive continuing education credits?
Attendees who complete the Paratech University course will receive a Certificate of Participation from the Third-Party instructing company.


Attendees Responsibilities:
Each participant will be responsible for their hotel accommodations, transportation to and from the event, dinner costs and an attendance fee per person.


What does the Standard Paratech University include?

  • Overview/Lecture
  • Paratech Tool Lab Station Rotations: Learn about the Paratech tools, Vehicle Stabilization using Rescue Struts with car on roof and another station with a car on its side
  • Heavy Vehicle Lifting & Stabilization Station: using Rescue Struts & Hydraulic Struts
  • Building Shoring Station: using Rakers, Flying Rakers and Woodless Raker Systems
  • Rigging Station: using Monopod and Bipod
  • Air Bag Heavy Lifting Station: using Maxiforce® and Multiforce Air Lifting Bags
  • Final Exercise: Putting it all together using skills learned to move heavy objects

What does the Trench Paratech University include?

  • Overview/Lecture
  • Paratech Tool Lab
  • Void Management Options Station
  • Shoring a Trench “End Wall” Station
  • Intersecting Trench Station

Registration Allotment:
Maximum 4 attendees per company.


Age Requirement: 18+


Credit Cards are accepted for your $100 Standard Paratech University and $175 for Trench Paratech University attendance fee payment.


Donuts, Coffee, Water and Lunch are provided on both days of Paratech University. Dinner costs are not included in the attendance fee.


Terms & Conditions:

  • Severe weather or other major events may impact our operations.
  • Unfortunately, we will not be able to refund your fee in the event of a severe weather cancellation.
  • In case of a cancellation due to force majeure you will receive a full refund.


Due to the current pandemic, Paratech will have extra safety measures in place at our Paratech Universities.


There will be a wellness screening each morning at the Paratech Registration table where temperatures will be taken, and we will ask each attendee to let the Paratech representative know if they are experiencing any of the below symptoms.

  • In the last 24-48 hours have you felt feverish or cough?
  • Have you experienced shortness of breath or difficulty breathing?
  • To the best of your knowledge, have you or anyone in your household come into close contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19?

Masks are mandatory during registration, inside buildings, when within 15 feet of hot zone for each station and staging.  Masks can be removed to eat, drink and during breaks/lunches when social distancing can be maintained. At the registration table, Paratech will have disposable face masks available if you need one. Hand sanitizer will be available throughout Paratech University.


We ask that you please stay home if you have a fever, cough, are symptomatic, or have been around anyone with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis in the last 14 days.


If anyone attending the Paratech University refuses to have their temperature taken, refuses to wear a face mask or has a temperature of 100.4 or over you will be asked to exit the property. This is to ensure the safety of all attending Paratech University.


Wait List:

Paratech Universities have limited registration spots available. Maximum 4 attendees per company. If you would like more than 4 attendees from your department to attend the Paratech University, you can add additional personnel to our Wait List. The Wait List becomes available after registration is full. If a spot becomes available, you will be notified via email and have 1 day to secure that opening. If you do not secure the opening within 1 day, the opening will be released to the next person on the Wait List. To join the wait list, click on the registration link.


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Paratech® — Featured Products

Legendary Reliability™
across all fields

  • Air Lifting Bags

    Paratech is the industry leader in Air Lifting Bags with top quality traditional flat bags while also leading the way with entirely new innovative designs. Paratech Air Lifting Bags are made of the highest quality materials to provide peak performance and with dozens of 'ease of use' design choices.

    Air Lifting Bags
  • Forcible Entry Tools

    For more than 50 years Paratech has set the standard for high quality heavy-duty forcible entry tools. These tools are designed to pry, pound, puncture, twist and cut open or remove all types of barriers between emergency personnel and the life they are saving. From our popular full line of Hooligan Tools to our powerful Percussive Rescue Tool (PRT), to our compact & versatile Pry-Axe, Paratech has led the way in design and manufacturing of dependable and unstoppable forcible entry tools.

    Forcible Entry Tools
  • High Angle and Rope

    Paratech Pod Systems (Tri, Bi and Mono) are the strongest high angle systems available. All kits come with a carrying case and all of the bases needed. Use AcmeThread or LongShore Struts and Extenstions to create a system for your desired length. Paratech's elevator rescue equipment can lock down an elevator car or securely attach to an elevator entry door casing for rope rescue down the elevator shaft.

    High Angle and Rope
  • Impact Tools

    From breaking concrete to cutting the remains of a melted tanker shell apart, Paratech delivers the punch.

    Impact Tools
  • Maritime Damage Control

    The Paratech Damage Control System (DCS) brings maritime damage control shoring into the 21st century. Speed, strength, flexibility and capability are the hallmarks of Paratech’s DCS . Everything about the system has been designed to simplify the difficult task of damage control shoring and improve response time.

    Maritime Damage Control
  • Rescue Trailers

    The Special Mission Tender (SMT) is a rescue response trailer containing equipment packages for Trench Rescue, USAR or both. It's a one-stop-shop for everything you need for rescue, organized for quick mobile response.

    Rescue Trailers
  • Structural Shoring

    Paratech's Rescue Support Systems for Structural Collapse consists of a full array of vertical shoring equipment and raker shores. With the Absolute Raker, Paratech has the only fully mechanical raker shore available. Absolutely no wood is needed for cross-bracing. Standard Rakers (with wood cross-bracing) are still available as well as upgrade kits, Expansion Kits, and Flying Raker Kits. Urban Search and Rescue Teams around the world rely on the strength and simplicity of Paratech's Structural Shoring equipment to successfully accomplish rescues safely and efficiently.

    Structural Shoring
  • Training and Tactics Courses

    Paratech offers a 2-day, 3-day and week-long training courses to enhance your department’s capabilities with Paratech equipment. We will discuss, demonstrate, and perform techniques for real world applications. The training will be performed by certified Instructors that have gone through a rigorous Paratech training program that enables them to provide the finest instruction on Paratech products available.

    Training and Tactics Courses
  • Trench Shoring

    Paratech offers void fill cushions, pneumatic control equipment and shoring struts for trench rescue. Paratech's strut systems are unrivaled in strength and simplicity, making them perfect for trench rescue scenarios.

    Trench Shoring
  • Vehicle Stabilization

    Vehicle stabilization is the first step in extrication. Paratech offers a wide range of stabilization solutions from passenger cars to fully loaded tractor trailers and even locomotives.

    Vehicle Stabilization

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