Swiftwater Rescue Technician Operations

Duration: 2 Days
Prerequisites:  Awareness
Recommended additional courses: Swiftwater Rescue Technician

Upon successful completion of Swiftwater Rescue Technician Operations (SRT Ops), students will be able to perform scene size up, develop self-rescue skills, and support in-water rescue operations in flood and swiftwater environs.

This two day course includes one day of classroom and dryland instruction, and one day of in-water field experience.  Topics include: hazard recognition, scene safety and management; equipment unique to swiftwater rescue; on scene communications; hydrology and water features; self-rescue techniques; throw bags and reach assists; fundamentals of providing safety systems to in-water rescuers; and support for non-motorized boat-based rescues.

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