SWRR - Swift Water Rescue & Recovery
This course provides fundamentals of survival in moving water and is recommended for those who execute technical rescue and/or recovery operations.
SWIFT WATER RESCUE AND RECOVERY- (Rescue 3 Technician Unit-1 is awarded upon completion)
Attendees gain knowledge in hydrology, river classifications, size-up, site control, CCP, search techniques, and scene management. Practical skills include self rescue, swift water swimming and the fundamentals of shore, boat and in-water rescues. Additionally folks are introduced to the basics of boat handling and the fundamentals of rope rescue including mechanical advantage and anchor systems (IAW Rescue 3 and 10-35XX Vol. 3): The safe recovery of personnel and equipment from swift water requires each PJ/CRO to be proficient and properly trained IAW a nationally recognized standard. A thorough understanding of hydrodynamics is critical to a successful recovery of equipment and/or personnel.The SRT1 class also provides the rescuer the foundation to the NFPA Swiftwater Technician level. Swift water Technician level is a mandatory training level for inclusion on a Federal Emergency Management Agency Swift water/Flood Search and Rescue Team at all Team levels.
The three-day course that is the minimum training recommended for those who work alongside, in, or on moving water. The classroom session provides detailed knowledge of hydrology and hazards associated with moving water. The next two days are spent in moving water, learning skills including shallow water crossings, self-rescue and effective techniques for the rescue of others. Qualifies personnel to work in the “hot zone” in or on moving water. NFPA 1670 Operations Level
- Think about a pack rafts (individual raft) trip down a major river covering all the above topics (3-day).
PRICE: $500 per person
Course Equipment Needs: See Equipment Section