Swiftwater Rescue


P.R.I. Rescue Training Specialists has been providing quality water rescue training programs for more than a decade. Our staff of rescue professionals is lead by Lenny Pope. All staff instructors are career Emergency Services personnel who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our courses. In addition, our training programs for professional rescuers are recognized by the New Jersey Division of Health and Senior Services (NJ DHSS) and qualify for CEU credit for New Jersey EMTs. CEU credit in other states is available with advance request.

Our newly updated Swiftwater Rescue training program is designed to follow the NFPA 1670 format, and is intended for firefighters, emergency services personnel and law enforcement officers. Broken into five modules, this program provides valuable knowledge and techniques necessary to safely and effectively perform river and flood rescues. For more information regarding the content of each module, please choose from the links in the menu bar on the top of the page, or from the individual course links below.

In addition to our open enrollment courses held Mercer County, New Jersey, we also offer a generous host agency program for those departments who wish to hold a class in their own locality, and can provide such training on either open or closed enrollment basis. To receive more information regarding our host agency program, visit our Host Program webpage, or contact the office to receive the information via fax.

Currently, we are offering the following Swiftwater Rescue courses.

Select the link to learn more about each
Swiftwater Awareness
Swiftwater Operations
Swiftwater Technician
Swiftwater Search Specialist
Swiftwater Boat Handling and Rigging Specialist



In addition to our open enrollment courses held in Mercer County, New Jersey, we also offer a generous host agency program for those departments who wish to hold a class in their own locality, and can provide such training on either open or closed enrollment basis. To receive more information regarding our host agency program, please contact the office to receive the information via fax.