Swiftwater Rescue Technician Unit 1

This course is the first of three classes needed for personnel to meet the requirements for the Technician level NFPA 1670 Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Rescue Incidents and the NFPA 1006 Standard for Rescue Technician Professional Qualifications in the area of water.

Overall Basic Outline:

  • Introductions and paperwork
  • Introduction DVD: Prevention, Equipment, Organization, Orientation to Swiftwater Rescue
  • Swimming: defensive, aggressive, barrel rolls, accessing eddies
  • Throw bags: when, where, coils, belay, back-up, vector pull
  • Contact rescues: defensive, counter panic passengers
  • Live-Bait jackets; use, release, self-rescue techniques
  • Shallow Water Crossings
  • Entrapment Rescues: Wading, Swimming, Throw bag techniques, Foot and Body Entrapment, Kayak Entrapment
  • Strainer drills
  • Canal Rescue / Flood rescue considerations
  • Contact Rescues and Live Bait continued
  • Raft handling and flip drills
  • Search
  • Knots, Hitches, Anchors
  • Mechanical Advantage
  • Wrapped boats: rafts and kayaks: The real scoop on freeing them.
  • Zip Lines
  • Scenarios
  • Debrief written homework, test, paperwork completion
  • Fill in the gaps

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