advanced Hostage Rescue




Hostage rescue operations are time sensitive, high-risk and require a robustand well-developed capability to ensure a successful outcome. Our AdvancedHostage Rescue course delivers current doctrine and provides students withleading edge hostage rescue tactics, techniques, and procedures.


As a student, you will receive education in hostage rescue tactics, core CQBrules, safety policies and procedures to avoid blue on blue situations, roomgeometry and entry positions for all team members as well as proper scanningprocedures used to quickly clear the immediate fight-space. You will learn thepriority of threat used for decision making and prioritizing threats to ensurerisks are mitigated in the correct sequence.


During practical exercises you will learn how to properly stack at the door,signal that the team is ready and conduct two and four-man entry proceduresduring single and multi-room combat practice. After being deemed safe and competent,you will progress to conducting team level maneuvers to enter and clearhallways, intersections, and stairwells. You will then progress to full team,single point and multi-point assault training that will incorporate primaryclearances, secondary clearances, and post assault procedures. Students will betaught how to set up a secure corridor within the stronghold and how to handle,move and process hostages and terrorists while on target before removing themand handing them over to external agencies.


This course will prepare you to make good tactical decisions during dynamicand fast paced situations and provide opportunities to exercise leadership, useof force policies, target discretion with shoot and no-shoot scenarios. Youwill participate in force on force, reality-based training exercises that willrequire you to act quickly and decisively in order to achieve the aim andsafely rescue the hostages.


Our instructor cadre for this course are all veteran members of Tier-1Special Missions Units with decades of collective experience in hostage rescuetraining. No other course delivers the same level of training in hostage rescueoperations. This course contains no less that 40-hours of course work with 10%classroom and 90% practical exercises.


All CQB and HRT programs are conducted at client-specified training facilityutilizing our Mobile Training Team. Courses can be modified to meet trainingfacility requirements and delivered using live ammunition when using ballisticfacilities or with the use of non-lethal training ammunition for non-ballisticfacilities.

5 Days - $1500

Law Enforcement only, please contact us for a department quote.



6-10 MARCH

San Diego, CA




Zachary, LA


Contact us for more details or to host this course:

* Dates are subject to change.



Full time Law Enforcement Officer assigned to SWAT or active duty Military. 




This course can be modified to suit client training facilities and client training requirements. Courses can be executed using live fire, non-live fire using NLTA or a combination of live fire and NLTA. 


Subject Covered:


  • Hostage Rescue Education in current HRT tactics, techniques and procedures
  • Core CQB Rules
  • Priority of threat
  • The fatal funnel
  • Entry positions for each team member & areas of responsibility
  • Fields of fire and sweep patterns
  • Center & corner fed rooms
  • Door & Entry Procedures
  • 2 & 4-Man Single Room Combat Practice and the Primary-10 Room Combat Scenarios
  • 4-Man Multi-Room Combat Practice
  • Tactical application of Noise Flash Diversionary Devices (Flashbangs) 
  • Hallway Procedures & Train Movement
  • How to enter and clear stairwells
  • Deconfliction procedures & preventing fratricide (Blue on Blue)
  • Primary Clearance procedures to limits of exploitation
  • Secondary Clearance Procedures
  • Hostage & Terrorists/Suspect Counts
  • Post Assault procedures
  • Hostage Handling, Searching & on-target Marshalling Procedures
  • Setting up Secure Corridors & Stronghold Security
  • External Hostage Reception procedures
  • Emergency Action Assault planning and execution
  • Deliberate Action Assault planning and execution
  • Force on force, reality based training exercises




The following equipment list is considered to be the minimum standard for students to arrive with. Students may augment this list with other personal equipment as required. (* denotes optional items that should be brought to the course if issued.)


  • Ballistic helmet
  • Body armor with hard protective inserts
  • Duty uniform & suitable footwear
  • Duty Carbine with sling, flashlight, optic, aiming laser*, suppressor*
  • (3) NLTA rifle magazines
  • NLTA Rifle (blue blot or upper receiver)
  • (5) live rifle magazines
  • Duty Handgun with flashlight
  •  Pistol Holster & duty belt
  • Magazines, pistol x 3
  • NLTA Pistol (or Conversion Kit)
  • Eye Protection

  • Gloves suitable for shooting
  • Hearing Protection
  • Hand held flashlight
  • APR (Gas Mask)
  • Individual Patrol Radio (only for closed courses)
  • Communications suite, headset/PTT (only for closed courses)
  • Night Vision Goggles*
  • Batteries for all equipment 
  • Weapons cleaning kit
  • Water Bottle or equivalent
  • Note taking materials
  • Chemlights (blue/red/green)



The following ammunition will be required for live fire courses

Live Ammunition:

Carbine - 300 rounds
Pistol - 100 rounds

Non-Lethal Training Ammunition:

Carbine - 300 rounds

Pistol - 100 rounds

The following ammunition will be required for Sim / UTM only courses
Non-Lethal Training Ammunition:

Carbine: 600 rounds
Pistol: 200 rounds

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