Many rescuers are qualified to perform swift water rescue operations in navigable waters, rivers, and streams. With respect to Urban Flooding the circumstances surrounding rescue change a bit. This program offers insight to mitigate natural and man-made hazards which will result in safer practices. Everyone has the potential for a flood and when the 100 year storm hits many are not ready. Applying traditional swiftwater rescue techniques in an urban flood environment could have catastrophic results if the hazards are not properly identified. This program highlights water craft (tiller versus console driven), pre-planning operations, hazards you may encounter (signs, fences, vehicles etc.) water dynamics, hazardous materials, debris, natural hazard assessment, mapping, deep water vehicles and more. This program will also address the different types of water rescue disciplines outlined in NFPA 1006: Standard for Technical Rescue Personnel Professional Qualifications and NFPA 1670: Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents and how that affects individuals and teams alike. This course is ideal for any department or member of a water rescue team.

This program was recently featured at RESCUE18. An international Search and Rescue conference in Reykjavik, Iceland.

December 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Public Safety Training Center
137 Modena Rd
Coatesville, PA 19320
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