“Crackerjack First Response Specialists helped custom build our mountain search and rescue program. They’re a top notch outfit; nothing less than driven professionals partnering with you to achieve your goals.”
Brian Barnes, Search & Rescue Coordinator, North Carolina Search & Rescue
“With Crackerjack, Cascade Relays provides more than a high level of care.
I wouldn’t trust our participants’ health, or their happiness, to anyone else.”
Carrie Douglass, COO, Cascade Relays
“It was the best law enforcement class I’ve had in my 26 year career.”
Deputy Commander Troop F, North Carolina State Highway Patrol
“The Crackerjack perspective centers on the best overall outcome for each patient.They look at the immediate medical priorities while also considering a patient’s support system and resources within and outside of the festival…to make a holistic decision about the overall approach to care.They were extremely professional in their own right, but also when collaborating with our volunteer event staff to give the best possible care within the context of our culture.”
“Best in the business! As an event and race director, participant safety in an upmost priority. Utilizing Crackerjack First Response Specialists services ensures I have one less thing to worry about during an event or race…Whether at a festival in a busy downtown setting, or a trail race in remote wilderness, Crackerjack has my back.”
Luke Larsen, Lay It Out Events
“The speakers were full of energy and charisma, and were happy to demonstrate topics like splint application. The stories they shared were entertaining and informative. We look forward to making this event a recurring one.”
Jane Quinn, Dirt Divas
“I would recommend to anyone who wants to elevate their high angle team up a notch to train with Crackerjack. They provide good info with lots of hands-on training and no boring class room.”
Jeff Stewart, Captain, Glenville Cashiers Rescue Squad

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE FIRST RESPONSE SPECIALISTS?

WE ARE PUBLIC SAFETY TRAINERS.

Training for responders, by responders.
We are an experienced team of active operators from top-notch agencies and teams. We strive to teach and use the most current, effective, peer-reviewed and tested techniques in our trainings.

Learn more about our training opportunities.

WE ARE EVENT EMS SPECIALISTS.

We worry about medical so you don’t have to.
Our team wields an extensive background of consulting in both the civilian and public safety industries. We provide EMS support focusing on prevention and early intervention with the goal of getting every participant safely to the finish.

From pre-planning to post-event metrics, our focus is on liability and risk. We are supported by a network of professional providers and Emergency Physicians passionate about changing how non-traditional EMS operates and supports the growing culture of outdoor competition and wilderness exploration. Crackerjack isn’t waiting on the sidelines. We’re in the woods, on the trail, and in the crowd. Crackerjack First Response Specialists™ provides affordable, professional on-scene medical and safety services.

Learn more about our event emergency services.

WE ARE YOUR EXPEDITION RESOURCE.

Crackerjack is a unique team with a passion for the outdoors coupled with top notch skills in mountaineering, rigging, wilderness EMS, remote field medicine, caving, and complex mission logistics.  Our team can supplement your skills or provide complete turn-key operations. Whether you’re going 15,000ft into the mountains or 500ft below the surface we have the experience, equipment, and expertise to get you there and keep you safe.

Learn more about our expedition services and outfitting.