Swift Water Rescue Operations and Technician

Course Description

This program meets or exceeds the requirements for NFPA 1006 Standard for the Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications, Chapter 17 for Awareness, Operations and Technician levels.  The student will learn to perform at the Operations and Technician level as specified in NFPA 1670, Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents, Chapter 17.

This 40-hour program is designed to introduce students to the principles of water rescue in water moving at a speed exceeding 1 knot.  Students will learn the dynamics of moving water, hazards associated with moving water, and self-rescue skills if in the moving water environment.  Students will use rope systems to assist in victim rescue, both shore and boat based, as well as perform a variety non-entry rescue.  Students will be instructed in the techniques necessary to perform a “Go” (swimming) rescue in water moving at a speed of greater than 1 knot.  Students will be required to pass a swim test to demonstrate basic watermanship skills in moving water. Topics covered will include direct contact victim rescue techniques, skills for negotiating swift water, and boat operations and rescues in moving water.

Course Offerings

5 Day Class (40-hour program)