(SRBO) Swiftwater Rescue Boat Operator

This course is designed to introduce students to boat operation on swiftwater. During the course students gain experience reading moving water and operating boats in current. Using both a motor and paddles, students will practice such skills as use and avoidance of hydraulics, ferrying across current, and obstacle navigation will be practiced in class I and II whitewater. Students then progress to operating both up and down stream in class III and above whitewater. Other exercises include night operation scenarios and multiple boat operations.

To meet the NIMS standard for Rescue Boat Operations, students must take Swiftwater Rescue Boat Operator in conjunction with Flood Rescue Boat Operator or take the 5 day NIMS Rescue Boat Operator course.

Please contact River and Sea Rescue directly for these classes. Their website: http://www.riversearescue.com/trainingprograms/

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