Swiftwater Training - Operations

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Swiftwater Training - Operations

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Operations provides minimum capabilities for “first on scene” units, providing information on how these individuals should react at a technical rescue incident. Typically, operations do not get in the water, but will be trained in extraction and self-rescue.

Operations course includes:

  • Introduction to NFPA 1006, 1670, and 1983
  • Incident Command Basics
  • Pre-planning and Site Survey for a flood incident
  • Conducting a Scene Size-up
  • Understanding of basic hydrology
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Search and Rescue
  • Shore-based Rescue (onsite)
  • Ropes & Lines (onsite)
  • Aircraft and Watercraft support (onsite)
  • Urban SAR (onsite)
  • Incident Termination (onsite)
  • Defensive and aggressive swimming techniques (onsite)
Quantity:
Operations

Prerequisites: 

  • Active member of SAR team
  • Certified first responder

Operations course includes:

  • Introduction to NFPA 1006, 1670, and 1983
  • Incident Command Basics
  • Pre-planning and Site Survey for a flood incident
  • Conducting a Scene Size-up
  • Understanding of basic hydrology
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Search and Rescue
  • Shore-based Rescue (onsite)
  • Ropes & Lines (onsite)
  • Aircraft and Watercraft support (onsite)
  • Urban SAR (onsite)
  • Incident Termination (onsite)
  • Defensive and aggressive swimming techniques (onsite)