Swiftwater Rescue Awareness

Responding to River and Flood Emergencies - Awareness

This six-hour classroom seminar, based upon NFPA 1670 requirements, is geared toward all responders, and provides participants with an overview of the river and flood rescue problem. Emphasis is placed on responder safety and avoiding common fatal mistakes through proper understanding of the elements involved, sufficient preplanning and adequate training. Other topics include basic hydrology and the moving-water environment, equipment selection, scene management, responsibilities of the local authority and medical considerations. This class is prudent for any person who in the course of their duties may respond to a water related incident.

Prerequisites : None

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.