Swiftwater Rescue Operations

First Response to Swiftwater Emergencies - Operations

Operations continues where the Awareness level course leaves off. This NFPA 1670 formatted course is designed for responders who may be required to actively participate within the hazard zone during a water rescue evolution. Designed for firefighters, law enforcement and other emergency services personnel, this two-day program includes both classroom and in-water exercises. In-water skills include self-rescue as well as victim rescue techniques. Topics covered include swimming in current and self-rescue, swiftwater wading techniques, basic rigging, basic rescue techniques and much more.

Prerequisites : Swiftwater Rescue – Awareness and IMS 100 (ICS)

Other Requirements : Physically capable of actively participating in all exercises. Students must provide their own PPE and personal gear

Other Recommended Courses : BLS for Healthcare Providers (Rescue Breathing / CPR / SAED)and Hazardous Materials – Awareness

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.