Basic Water Rescuer


The Basic Water Rescuer (BWR) course is designed for personnel who may be deployed to a basic (still) water environment, such as lakes, ponds and canals, where they may be required to undertake rescues.

Course Specifications
Duration: 2 days
Prerequisites: Must be a confident swimmer
Minimum age: 18
Certified by: Rescue 3 Europe
Qualification valid for: 3 years

Course Content Includes:

Course content includes:
  • Rescue 3 philosophy
  • Rescuer safety
  • Water and flood hazards
  • Personal and team equipment
  • On-scene safety briefing and site control
  • Pre-planning and incident management
  • Medical and de-contamination considerations
  • Considerations for night operations
  • Mud, ice and unstable surface considerations
  • Communications
  • Basic swimming and self-rescue
  • Bank-based rescue options (eg throwbags)
  • Entries and exits to/from the water
  • Shallow water techniques
  • Use of rescue platforms, sleds and boards
  • Tethered swim
  • Untethered swim
  • Use of masks, fins and floating rescue devices
  • Dealing with panicking/stressed casualties
  • C-spine rolls
  • Shallow water search techniques

Course Dates

Please see the available course dates listed bellow

 There are currently no course dates available. Please contact us to arrange a date.

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