Technical Level I


Technical Level I


2 day course:

Technical Level 1 provides skills practice for technician level rescuers, focusing on building to muscle memory. Technician level rescuers don't have time to always think in an incident, so relying on those instincts will be critical.

There is an online module that must be competed 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)