In today's world of high stakes operations, having a second opinion can be a valuable asset.

With over 23 years in the field of rescue and safely, and many years of working with outdoor programs, we can offer insight and guidance in creating safe and rewarding outdoor programing that meets the needs of your organization and your insurers

Ozark Safety and Rescue Educators has been offering top quality custom Swiftwater Rescue Courses since 2006.  As a top provider of American Canoe Association programing we offer basic participant courses through Advanced Level Instructor Certification Programs

Take your skills to new heights!

We offer basic through advanced level training in Whitewater Kayaking and Whitewater Canoeing. We also offer Whitewater Kayak Instructor Certification courses through the American Canoe Association

Swiftwater Rescue

Wilderness Medicine


Risk management

Whitewater Paddling

For when "911" is not a ready option. We offer experiential based medical programs for folks who find themselves off the beaten path. Basic Wilderness First Aid through Wilderness First Responder and Wilderness EMT programs are offered regularly.


Welcome to Ozark Safety and Rescue Educators.


Ozark Safety and Rescue Educators (OSRE) has been operating continuosly as the region's primary provider of Safety and Rescue training since 2006. Based in Winslow, Arkansas in the Clear Creek Headwaters, we operate out of 19 acres of rugged forest that allows for numerous training opportunities including high angle work and challenging evacuation problems.

Heavily involved with the Local community, the Director is also the Team Leader for the local Search and Rescue team and several of our instructors are NASAR Search and Rescue Technicians who respond to local and regional callouts. By using the techniques we teach on a regular basis as 911 responders, this keeps our feet planted solidly in the reality of field operations and allows our programs to be some of the most up to date in the country.

November 2013

Great Recognition!

Our Director, Tom Burroughs was privileged to have been chosen to present at the ACA National Swiftwater Rescue Conference this fall. This collection of presenters represented the "Best of the Best" in the water safety and rescue industry.

Click "Read More" for the report!