Swiftwater & Flood Rescue Technician

This training course is intended for those who will be required to carry out rescues in a Swiftwater & flood environment – Emergency Services personnel, Mountain Rescue Teams etc.

The course is based on the philosophy of self-protection and application of low to high risk solutions.

DEFRA Module 3 

Course content

This is a four day course designed to provide you with the necessary skills to perform rescues in a swiftwater & flood environment. It is both classroom and river-based and will include:

  • Hydrology
  • Introduction to technical rescue equipment
  • Hazard identification & risk assessment
  • Introduction to rope systems
  • Swimming in moving water
  • Medical considerations
  • Basic boat-handling skills
  • Scene management
  • Contact and in-water rescues
  • Basic incident command
  • Crossing techniques
  • Search Operations
  • Flat water boat handling

Pre-requisite for Attending the Course

  • Must be a confident swimmer
Hydro Rescue