REACT Center Mission: Enhancing public safety and interagency response through training, education, certification, and exercise support.
The REACT Center specializes in providing the training required for a safe and successful response to natural and manmade disasters to both Military and Civilian responders. The REACT Center is located in central Wisconsin and provides year-round training opportunities. We have, at one location, state of the art classroom facilities for 100 people and a 15-acre training ground. A second classroom is located adjacent to the training ground for instruction during training cycles or exercises. Meals and break refreshments for students can be provided on site, lodging for students is available on post in close proximity to both the classroom and training ground. The ability to provide meals and lodging minimizes the impact that travel has on our classes. Our 15-acre outdoor training ground is equipped with structures to provide realistic response to collapsed lightweight and heavy construction. Included in these props are multiple light and heavy rubble piles, an office collapse simulator and a structure with pan-caked floors. Breaching and burning, shoring construction and lifting and moving skills are taught at additional work stations so that the students can learn and improve their skills in a controlled environment. REACT provides all tools required for technical rescue training including heavy equipment needed for structural collapse technician classes. The REACT center has provided training to thousands of civilian and military responders and is the home of WI-TF1, Wisconsin’s urban search and rescue task force.