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Surface Water Rescue for First Responders

Course Details

Our 2-day Surface Water Rescue Operations course is taught by instructors with extensive experience conducting various difficulties of water rescue, from swiftwater to still water. It it designed for patrol officers, EMS providers, and others who may the first to arrive at the scene of a water rescue incident.

Course Topics

  • Scene size-up and hazard recognition
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Hydrology
  • Escalation of water rescue techniques
  • Understanding limitations and risk/benefit analysis 
  • Effective use of shore-based water rescue tools and techniques
  • Medical considerations

Course Length

  •   2 Days (16 hours)

Equipment List

  • Clothes you don’t mind getting wet
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel



Upcoming Events

Surface Water Rescue Course Schedule
  • No events

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