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Swiftwater and Flood First Responder

This course is designed for personnel who may be deployed to flood and still water environment such as lakes, ponds and canals, where they may be required to undertake rescues.

This two-day course includes the following:

  • Rescue philosophy
  • Rescuer safety
  • Water and flood hazards
  • Personal and team equipment
  • On-scene safety briefing and site control
  • Pre-planning and incident management
  • Medical and de-contamination considerations
  • Considerations for night operations
  • Mud, ice and unstable surface considerations
  • Communications
  • Basic swimming and self rescue
  • Bank based rescue options
  • Shallow water techniques
  • Contact rescues
  • Shallow water search techniques

Pre-requisite for attending the course

  • Must be a confident swimmer

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