Event description



CMC GRIMP North America is an international rescue skills challenge hosted by CMC on the magnificent Battleship USS Iowa in Los Angeles, California. We designed this event to provide an opportunity for education and spirited competition surrounded by peers.


Our goal is to foster learning and collaboration within the global rescue community, knowing that as teams work to sharpen their skills and response capabilities, rescues become safer and increasingly successful for everyone involved.


What can I expect at CMC GRIMP NA?

Rescue teams will be assessed on their ability to safely and quickly complete a variety of diverse technical rescue scenarios. Similar to the Grimpday events of Belgium, Taiwan and China, teams must accomplish each rescue within a given set of rules, circumstances and time. Teams will be evaluated on their ability to safely and quickly perform these rescues and garner points during each challenge.


How long is the event?

The event spans 3 days with check-in on Thursday night, March 28, 2019, 2 days of rescue challenges on the battleship (March 29 and 30), and an award ceremony on Saturday evening March 30, 2019.


How many teams will be participating?

Ten teams will participate in five challenges over the course of 2 days.


How many rescuers per team?

Each team will consist of 7 members; 5 rescuers, 1 victim and 1 evaluator.


Is the challenge open to anyone?

For reasons of safety, all teams will be pre-qualified based on prior training and professional experience.


How do teams register?

Qualified teams will be provided with instructions to register.


What will the rescue scenarios be like?

The scenarios will be diverse and appropriately challenging for the participants. They will include elements of both top down and confined space rope rigging techniques.


How will the scenarios be judged?

A comprehensive evaluation process will be followed and shared with teams in advance. Teams will receive detailed feedback on their performance for each scenario.


Will equipment be provided?

Each team participant must bring their own personal gear. To ease the burden of traveling with too much gear, certain larger and heavier items will be provided for the teams on site. These details will be communicated to participants.


Are teams required to use certified gear?

Yes. All equipment that is independently tested and certified to a recognized standard is acceptable.


What does the event cost?

The registration fee is $800 per team of 7, and includes refreshments during the event. An award ceremony dinner will be included for participants. Guest tickets are available on a limited basis with priority given to the participating teams. Tickets are $50 per person.


Where do you recommend participants stay?

CMC has arranged a special group rate for participants at the Crowne Plaza LA Harbor, directly across the street from the harbor and the USS Iowa. More details to come.


 Are spectators welcome?  

YES! Spectators are welcome and encouraged. There are many fun activities in the Los Angeles area for families and friends to enjoy.


Don’t Miss Out on the Action at GRIMP North America!

10 Teams, 5 Challenges, 1 Battleship

A GRIMP North America event pass can be purchased on this site for $35. It includes:

Access to the Event Area in front of the battleship where you can:
Watch the 3 above-deck challenges;
Enjoy sponsor equipment demonstrations; and
Purchase lunch from an array of food trucks. (Please bring your own snacks and water.)

Access to the Ship on Friday March 29 and Saturday March 30. This includes:
Tour of the Ship;
Visibility of the 3 above-deck scenarios from the tour path.

CMC Welcome Reception for teams and sponsors, Thursday March 28th, from 5:00-7:00 pm. Meet and network with the teams.

Friday morning educational demonstrations. Listen in as the teams are shown equipment to assist in their completion of certain rescue scenarios on the ship.

Social Hour sponsored by Harken Industrial for teams and sponsors, Friday March 29th, from 5:15-7:15 pm. Meet and network with the teams.

On site parking at the Battleship for an hourly rate. No wristband refunds allowed.

Learn More: https://www.cmcpro.com/grimp-na/