Emergency Response

Swiftwater Awareness

Course Summary

The theory of swiftwater rescue.

This 4-hour classroom session provides an introduction to responding safely to callouts around swiftwater. It prepares emergency responders to work in the “cold zone” (more than 10’ from moving water), therefore is most appropriate for those who supervise or assist those trained to the Operations or Technician level. However, it is also appropriate for those who respond to callouts in areas with swiftwater including how to safely assist trained personnel to perform rescues. 

Course Details

Duration

4 hours

Format

Classroom only - no water component

Participants

Minimum 10. Maximum 15.

Prerequisites

18+ years of age

Price

$119

Recertification

Repeat the entire course at a 15% discount every three years

Annual Training Maintenance

Click here to read about the options available for annual guided practice.

Required Equipment

Writing materials

Takeaways & Documentation

Certificate of Completion

Course Outline

  • Rescue 3 philosophy
  • WCB, legal responsibility and due diligence
  • Training levels linked to job requirements
  • Identification of moving water dynamics and hazards
  • Personal safety equipment
  • Self rescue
  • On-river communications
  • Low to high risk options for the rescue of others
  • Documentation and record-keeping

WATER TRAINING

Mar 1-3

Swiftwater Rescue Technician (SRT 1)

  • $499
  • Squamish, BC
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Mar 1-2

Swiftwater Operations

  • $399
  • Squamish, BC
Register

Mar 15-17

Swiftwater Rescue Technician (SRT 1)

  • $499
  • Kamloops, BC
Register

Mar 15-16

Swiftwater Operations

  • $399
  • Kamloops, BC
Register
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EQUIPMENT

Scarab Rescue Tool

The Scarab® represents five years of research and testing by Rick Lipke and the design team at Conterra. It was born out of the need for a small, simple device that could easily control heavy rescue loads, as well as excel at pick offs, twin rope systems and other general rescue techniques. The Scarab® does all this and more.

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TESTIMONIALS

Darren Saare
Port Alberni Search & Rescue

Once again it was great working with Raven Rescue. The course environment was a challenge, since we were in heavy flood conditions, but Craig did a great job of adjusting the curriculum to meet the needs of the participants while maintaining a sufficient level of safety amongst heavy debris, massive whirlpools and somewhat bizarrely... a couple of huge sea lions that strayed up the river to play in the chaos.

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