Technical Level I - Refresher

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Technical Level I - Refresher


1 day course:

Are you already certified in Swiftwater Rescue - Technical Level I? Then this is the course for you!

Fathom's Refresher Course focuses on reviewing skills taught in the full Technical I course, especially the practical skills practiced in the tank.

The online module needs to be completed before coming to Fathom Academy but all skills are practiced in Fathom's temperature controlled, indoor tank. 

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  • Certified first responder
  • Wetsuits are required (3mm).

Technical Level I 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)
  • Low water crossing (onsite)
  • Live Bait
  • Swimming rescues
  • Tension diagonal
  • Tethered swimmer
  • Working in all team roles (lead, safety, spotter, etc) (onsite)