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Rescue 3 Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technician (SRT)


The Rescue Technician course is intended for those personnel who will be required, in teams, to carry out rescues in a swiftwater and flood enviornment.  The course is based on the philosophy of self-protection and application of low to high risk solutions.

The course is designed for personnel from emergency services, mountain rescue teams and also other category 2 responders, as well as raft guides and those involved in coaching involving moving water activities e.g. kayaking.

Course Overview:

  • Rescue 3 philosophy and absolutes
  • Hydrology
  • Introduction to technical rescue equipment
  • Hazard identification and risk assessment
  • Introduction to rope systems
  • National and international standards
  • Personal and team equipment
  • Swimming in moving water
  • Channel crossing methods
  • Entrapments
  • Search options
  • Management and organisations of water incidents
  • Medical consideration
  • Flat water boat handling
  • Contact and in moving water rescues

Course Delivery Options:

We are able to offer dates for this course in partnership with Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service.  The fee per delegate is £322.00 plus VAT.


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  • Start date: Thursday 1st January 1970 (01:00)
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