Well, you might be surprised. The All Powerful Beings at National Guard Bureau, NGB being our AHJ, have no idea how things Really Work in the rescue world, but they are mandating that all of our rescue technicians have IFSAC/ProBoard certification. Now, the Air Guard runs a rescue technician school out of North Carolina, in Albemarle, but it's only for firefighters. We can only get slots if they drop short notice. Most of us have rope, con space, and vehicle extrication, but we have a few (myself included) who still need structural collapse and trench so we can start becoming instructors ourselves. I've looked into the local FD route - you'd think Spokane would be considered a reasonably large city, but our local fire academy doesn't have the accreditation. So far we're going to be sending some people to TEEX down in Texas and Alabama Fire College. Sometimes working for the government makes me really want to pull my hair out.