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 15-17

Swiftwater Rescue Technician (SRT 1)

  • $499
  • Kamloops, BC
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Mar 15-16

Swiftwater Operations

  • $399
  • Kamloops, BC
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Mar 19-20

Swiftwater Operations

  • $399
  • Nanaimo, BC
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Mar 19-21

Swiftwater Rescue Technician (SRT 1)

  • $499
  • Nanaimo, BC
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Lyndon Brecia
Environmental Emergency Response, LTL Group

Our course was awesome. The instructors did an excellent job as well. What these guys did over the last three days is the way all training should be. I have been disappointed with training providers in the past, and you guys have reassured me there is still hope! Greatly appreciated. We had an awesome time, and will never look at a river the same again. We look forward to working with you again.

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