Swiftwater and Flood First Responder

Overview

The Swiftwater and Flood First Responder (SFR) course is designed to prepare you to work around water and flooded environments. This includes self-rescue techniques, shallow water wading, bank based rescues, and basic rope skills. A First Responder could be expected to help and support in technical rescue. This may include providing downstream safety cover or assistance with casualty handling. Flood operations may include evacuation of people from properties using shallow water working skills.

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:
  • Rescuer safety
  • Water and flood dynamics and hazards
  • Personal and team equipment
  • On-scene safety briefing and site control
  • Pre-planning and incident management
  • Medical and personal welfare considerations
  • Considerations for night operations
  • Mud, ice and unstable surface considerations
  • Communications
  • Basic swiftwater swimming and self rescue
  • Bank based rescue options
  • Shallow water techniques
  • Two and four point boat and rope system
  • Inflated fire hose
  • Continuous loop shallow water rope system

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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