Dedicated to Helping Save Lives


CMC is an employee-owned company that is focused on the needs of rescue and rope access professionals and committed to life safety. Founded in 1978 by veteran climber and search and rescue team member Jim Frank, CMC understands that the business of saving lives while risking one’s own life requires a substantial amount of trust in one’s own abilities, team, training, and equipment.

CMC knows that this trust has to be earned, which is why for over 40 years the company has strived to remain worthy of its customers’ trust by helping rescue professionals do their jobs more efficiently, with greater safety and less uncertainty.

The idea that CMC can help customers do their jobs better and more safely drives everything the company does, from product development to testing to customer support and education. CMC is dedicated to ensuring its customers are successful at what they do.

Today, CMC is a global leader for life safety product engineering, manufacturing, training, and education. The company’s product lines include industry-leading hardware solutions – such as the groundbreaking Multi-Purpose Device (MPD™) and the LEVR™ Escape System.  The newly launched ATOM™ Harness series is CMC’s most comfortable harness line ever developed.  The ATOM harness is also customizable, enabling users to tailor the ATOM harness to what they need through the newly developed Build Your Own online tool.  CMC also sells rope and web, bags, packs, and anchor devices.

The CMC promise of uncompromised safety and guaranteed performance is delivered through a commitment to American manufacturing and a rigorous testing program that involves testing at both an in-house facility by CMC engineers and in the field by rescue professionals. Many of the company’s products are also third party tested to NFPA, ANSI and CE safety standards.

For over 30 years, the CMC School has provided rescue and other work-at-height professionals with the knowledge and training to do their jobs safely, effectively, and confidently. Hosted throughout the year in various cities globally, CMC offers open enrollment and contract classes on Rope Rescue, Confined Space Entry and Rescue, Trench Rescue, Structural Collapse Rescue, Tower Rescue, Tactical Rappelling  and other unique or difficult work-at-height or rescue situations.

For more information on CMC dealers in your area, contact Customer Support at csupport


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