Water

Awareness: Water & Rope Rescue (AWR)
This 8 hour classroom seminar introduces personnel to the problems associated with water & rope rescue as well as the procedures to follow in flash flood, large-scale disaster, and seasonal flooding situations. The course is designed to develop knowledge in the areas of:
  • Scene assessment & incident size up (of both existing & potential conditions)
  • Resource ordering
  • Activation procedures for rescue response
  • Site control and scene management
  • Hazard recognition & mitigation procedures
In order to accomplish the responsibilities of the awareness level responder, the course also provides students with a conceptual understanding of the principles, applications, and hazards associated with advanced water rescue techniques.
Standard:
NFPA 1670 Awareness (Water & Rope)
Prerequisites:
None
Equipment:
None
Tuition:
$85.00
Swiftwater Rescue Technician Unit 1 (SRT1)
This is our most popular course. The SRT1 course provides rescuers with the fundamentals of survival in moving water and is recommended for anyone who may be called upon to effect in-water rescues. Students gain knowledge in hydrology and river classifications, size-up, site control and scene management. Practical skills include self-rescue, swiftwater swimming and the fundamentals of shore, boat and in-water rescues. Additionally students are introduced to the basics of boat handling and the fundamentals of rope rescue including mechanical advantage and anchor systems. The SRT1 class also provides the rescuer the foundation to the NFPA Swiftwater Technician level. Swiftwater Technician level is a mandatory training level for inclusion on a Federal Emergency Management Agency Swiftwater/Flood Search and Rescue Team at all Team levels. In some locations this course is offered as part of Rescue 3’s University Program, earning students Higher Education credit. For more information, click here>>
Standard:
NFPA 1670 Operations (Water) more info>>
Prerequisites:
Basic swimming ability
Equipment:
Water equipment
Tuition:
$425.00
Swiftwater Rescue Technician Advanced (SRTA)
This course integrates techniques learned in SRT1 and TRR:TL, taking the students beyond the emphasis on self-rescue to concentrate on victim rescue. Students are exposed to more complex water rescue situations including a mock night river rescue scenario. The three day course includes 4-6 hours of classroom instruction, followed by two and one-half days of hands-on skill development. Students are introduced to the role and utilization of various skills in river and flood rescue, including
  • Rope systems
  • Management of litter & patient raising systems
  • Highline systems
  • Advanced river search concepts
  • Performing rescues at night or in low visibility
  • Basic flood disaster management.
Completion of the SRT-A along with SRT-1 and TRR:TL satisfies the requirement outlined in NFPA 1670 Surface/Swift Water Technician Level. This qualified graduates to operate on a Swift Water/Flood search & Rescue team according to NFPA. University level courses available at specific locations. For more information>>
Standard:
NFPA 1670 Technician (Water)
Prerequisites:
SRT1 and TRR:TL (or other NFPA rope course)
Equipment:
Water and rope equipment
Tuition:
$425.00