Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technician Advanced (SRT-A)

Swiftwater Rescue Technician Operations Level

Course: Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technician Advanced (SRT-A)

Prerequisite(s): Swiftwater Rescue Technician 1, or 24 hour approved equivalent, technical rope rescue skills

Who Course is For: Fire fighters, law enforcement, rescue teams and professional rescuers

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Technical Rope Rescue: Technician Level, Wilderness First Responder

This swiftwater rescue advanced class is the second class needed for personnel wanting to train to the standards and requirements of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1670 Standard and the NFPA 1006 Standard at the Technician Level for water. This course takes the student who has completed Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Tech 1 (SWRT-1) beyond the emphasis of self-rescue and further concentrates on rescue in hard to get to areas and more difficult swiftwater situations. This is done by integrating the SWRT-1 techniques into more difficult technical swiftwater rescue situations including complicated scenarios, intensive search, boating skills, night ops, high lines and technical rope rescue integration.

The Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Tech Advanced curriculum is specifically designed for fire fighters, rescue teams and professional rescuers who need the best swiftwater training available! The course also includes a night search and rescue operation in a river environment,  It is a very active and fun course for students who are up for the challenge, and looking to gain Technician level knowledge and skills.

Students are introduced to the role and utilization of various skills in river and flood rescue, including:

  • advanced swimming and go rescues
  • rope systems
  • management of litter & patient raising systems
  • highline systems
  • advanced river search concepts
  • performing rescues at night or in low visibility
  • and much, much more