Swiftwater Rescue Technician Awareness

Prerequisites: None
Duration: 1 Day
Recommended additional courses: Swiftwater Rescue Technician

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to identify hazards in the swiftwater and flood environment, and become familiar with equipment and techniques used to respond to these incidents.

Course topics include: an overview of hydrology, low head dams, and flooding; personal protective and rescue equipment used in swiftwater rescue; and overview of techniques and skills required in swiftwater rescue; scene size-up and management; and an examination of challenges and hazards common to swiftwater and flood environs.  Classroom instruction and discussion focus on the complexity and risks involved with operating in the swiftwater environment.  Course duration is 8 hours of classroom instruction.

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