INDIAN RESCUE ACADEMY

OUR SUCCESS STORY

ABOUT US

MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS

Empaneled with National Fisheries Development Corporation and launched program to train 100 lifeguards in 14 coastal districts of TN, at the hands of Thiru MK Stalin, CM, Tamil Nadu on 7 June 2022.

Received ‘Best Private Service Provider Award’ and felicitated by Hon. Chandrababu Naidu, CM, Andhra Pradesh for services rendered during Godavari Pushkarams 2014.

Appointed as Co Committee Member on Disaster Equipment with National Disaster Response Force.

Empaneled with Govts of TN, AP, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, West Bengal and Meghalaya.

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WHAT WE HAVE DONE FROM 2013 TILL NOW...

Indian Rescue Academy is the brainchild of its founder, Ankit Wagh, former International level swimmer and rescue expert. While working overseas, Ankit underwent many experiences which curated the need for a specialized training academy for India. It was an immediate hit amongst the senior bureaucrats and administrators from Central and State Governments who appreciated the Ankit’s zeal to save lives and work towards nation building.’
In 2015, Indian Rescue Academy was tasked to do an overall force development exercise to cultivate water rescue capability amongst the Andhra Pradesh Fire Department. The project was a resounding success and our team was able to successfully manage an event of 4.5 crore devotees whilst leading a team of 450 firemen with over 50 boats. Shri Chandrababu Naidu, CM AP recognized the great achievement and personally applauded and certified the team for its stellar performance.

 
Since then, IRA has seen multiple crests and troughs. We established a training center at Kolad in 2017 and bifurcated the training delivery into onsite and in academy formats. We worked with the States of Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Andhra Pradesh, Meghalaya and promoted our message far and wide. In 2018, we established a corporate back-office setup in Pune with business development, HR, procurement, resource building and finance departments to support the training operations in Kolad and Chennai.

 
In 2021 we decided to spread far and wide and commenced the training partner (dealership) program in partnership with the worl’ds oldest lifesaving organization, Surf Life Saving New South Wales (NSW) (est 1907).
We weathered the COVID 19 storm and undertook training in a fully controlled training location with extra safety precautions. We introduced a special course for Communicable Disease Control for Disaster Management. We also introduced new courses in VIP driving, maritime operations and integrated technical rescue. In 2022, IRA turned a new leaf by establishing a center of excellence at Kolad and inducting a team of experts from the Indian Navy, NDRF, IST Diving and other government institutions. 2023, saw us becoming a full member of International Maritime Rescue Federation and begin a new journey towards maritime development for search & rescue standards. We inducted a new director in Amit Ambedkar, with a background in government project scale up, who has given us the vision to vamp up the speed and work towards becoming the Most effective Rescue Training Academy in the World by 2030

WE ARE ON NEWS!!!

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OUR OPERATIONAL SERVICES

Felicitated by Shri Chandrababu Naidu, CM, Andhra Pradesh for exemplary services rendered during Godavari & Krishna Pushkarams (Kumbh Mela)

Operated in support of SDRF Teams during Cyclone Phailin, Hudhud and Aila

Operated in support of Coastal Police Teams during Chennai Floods

Deployed a team of 75 members led by 8 trainers from ITUS during Kerala Floods

Recently placed on Red Alert in Tamil Nadu with TNDRF Teams for cyclone Gaja

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MANAGEMENT TEAM

ANKIT WAGH

CEO

amit ambedkar

DIRECTOR

amol jadhav

GM OPERATIONS

SANJAY LIPANE

GM ACADEMY

Pravin Rankhambe

FINANCE MANAGER

Mehhek Mirchandani

ASST. MANAGER, BD &  EXEC. AFFAIRS

MANISH JHA

ASST.MANAGER (BD)

Kumaresan Ranganathan

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RESOURCE & CERTIFICATION

Hybrid Training Curriculum with e-learning and assessment modules

Monitoring and Evaluation SOPs

Internationally valid certificate

Online Refresher Training Module

Internal and International Training of Trainers by Australian Lifesaving Academy

WE WORK
WITH THE BEST

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