This is our most popular course for agencies. In the Swiftwater Rescue Technician, students learn the basics of Hydrology and survival in moving water. It is designed to prepare teams for swiftwater/flood emergencies. Students gain knowledge in hydrology and river classifications, size-up, site control and scene management. The SRT course also has a night time search component that forces teams to deal with common issues that arise working after the sun goes down.
Practical skills include self-rescue, swiftwater swimming and the fundamentals of shore, boat and in-water rescues. Additionally students are introduced to the basics of boat handling and the fundamentals of rope rescue including mechanical advantage and anchor systems.
Course Length: 3 Days
Course Price: $425
Skills covered in the Whitewater Rescue Technician: