Safety, Skills Training, Logistics.
NORA offers customized training programs for a wide variety of applications including safety, access to remote locations, critical thinking skills, simulations and more. We are solutinists with years of experience in professional disciplines to help your organization improve and succeed.
Below are some examples how NORA has teamed up with our professional clients to provide custom solutions within their budget constraints. Instruction is available at our private training facility in Ellenville, NY or at your location(s). For more information and a free project consultation contact us or call 845-514-9895.
U.S. Government: NORA has been a US Government approved vendor since 2016. Staff from Secret Service and the department of Health & Human Services have received a wide range of training including driving & vehicle recovery skills, day and night scenario simulations, project management risk identification and mitigation strategies. HHS are Federal Emergency Responders who sometimes operate in disaster areas without backup. NORA training in mid-2017 helped this team navigate wind strewn debris fields to deliver needed medications and assistance to Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico.
“Please pass our sincere thanks to your entire team. This course exceeded our expectations in every way. Your team was professional and inclusive (there wasn’t the usual “students over here, trainers over there”). They know their “stuff” and are happy to share, the good, the bad and the ugly. The information was priceless.” – MR, HHS Region 1 Administrator
Fire Department: NORA is pleased to offer discounted pricing and free trail rig rentals to volunteer fire departments at our Ellenville public classes. The Congers, NY Fire Department is a great example of our partnership program. In 2019, NORA provided driving and vehicle recovery skills training at the Congers, NY Fire Station to about 30 volunteer firefighters. We later field-trained their drivers how to navigate their new Brush Truck over woodland obstacles and experience hands-on vehicle recovery training using commercial grade equipment which we recommended. We continue to work with the department on field training, and they send their drivers to NORA’s Off-Road Driving Essentials public classes to give them driving-seat experience in low-traction terrain and environments.
“This past weekend instructors from Northeast Offroad Adventures trained our members on the use of our new off-road brush truck. This specialized off-road 4×4 apparatus will allow our firefighters to access remote areas safely…” Congers FD Facebook Post
Power & Utility: NORA has provided customized winch safety and vehicle recovery training to Central Hudson Gas & Electric lineman and management. NORA continues to work with Central Hudson to develop custom safety training solutions.
NY State Search & Rescue: NORA has provided venue space for NYS Search & Rescue teams for certification training in Wilderness First Aid by American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) trainers. NORA has also donated venue space and resources for full day training of NYS Federation of Search & Rescue K9 Teams
“Thanks so much for your hospitality! The handlers loved the location and facility. It was a great training day! … I hope you will consider having us there again…” KB, K9 Coordinator NYSFSAR
NY State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation: NORA donated staff instructors and guides with vehicles to bring management, forest rangers and staff to remote sites to evaluate area erosion and discuss opportunities to open legal OHV use in certain lower NYS land tracts.
“Scott and Jon – quick note to thank you both and all the others who came to help us understand what the possibilities are as we think about the impacts of creating a system of Off Road Vehicle use on Mt. Beacon. It was very helpful. We’ll be back to you as we move forward with our discussions.” LC, NYS Parks
U.S. National Guard: NORA has provided project management & logistics support to a US National Guard Special Forces Mountain Warfare Team for winter training.
“…The NORA team were incredibly helpful crafting training events for my military organization. NORA is adaptive, capable, motivated, and helpful. We were able to craft elaborate training events including NORA’s management, crisis, and of course, off-road driving expertise…” G. from a National Guard Mountain Team
Testimonial from Billy Jensen, retired US Army Special Forces NCO, post to LinkedIn & Facebook:
“This past weekend I attended North East Off-Road Adventures (NORA) Basic Off-Road Course in Ellenville, New York. As a retired Army Special Forces NCO I thought that the facility, the terrain, the instruction, and the staff where amazing. I have attended other off road training throughout my twenty six year career in the Army and will say that NORA put most of that to shame. I left NORA smiling, confident, and wanting more training from them.
Special Forces routinely operate in four wheel drive vehicles which are most often procured from dealers in the nation in which they are working. In most cases these vehicles have been Toyota pickup trucks, Land Rover variants, and a smattering of off everything else you can imagine. One of the best things about training at NORA is that they are off-road vehicle agnostic. NORA trains you in the principles, shows you how a differential works, teaches you two foot driving and other methods, and then gets you out applying the techniques on their off-road terrain. Many of NORA’s customers show up in four-wheel drive pickups, stock JEEPs, and some in their customized vehicles. NORA also has vehicles available for student use. I truly wish I had been to NORA prior to my first experience in Iraq and subsequent trips since.” -November, 2018