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Water Rescue Operations

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Product Code: SSI-WR-OPER

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Operations level functions include all specific training for
one of the four separate water-related disciplines: swiftwater,
dive, surf, or ice.
  • Skills taught include use and selection of personal protective
  • equipment (PPE), rescue gear and an understanding of personal safety,
  • survival swimming, self-rescue and procedures to assess the situation
  • and conditions as they relate to both victim and rescuer. Student will
  • learn site management procedures, including activation of emergency
  • response and management of shore-based rescue operations. Team-based
  • skills include procedures to assist with rigging and mechanical
  • advantage systems to technician-level personnel,procedures for
  • operating boats, and other watercraft used by the organization.
  • Specific rescue techniques include understanding surface water-based
  • search operations, victim entrapment, rapid extrication of accessible
  • victims, managing heat and cold stress, utilizing PPE, safe and
  • effective use of victim packaging devices that could be employed for
  • water rescue, and transfer of victim information to emergency medical
  • services.

    Many hands-on activities, case studies, and group work. Course Length: 24 hours

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