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Access & Rescue School: Rescue 3 Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technician (SRT)

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Course Overview

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

The student can expect high practical involvement in water and application of skills to relate to their incident situations. The training is important as it will provide the necessary skills to enable them to operate safely and effectively during rescues.

This course is delivered at River Dart Country Park, DSFRS Access and Rescue Academy, Cardiff International White Water Centre.

Who is this course for?

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 requirements

  • Minimum age: 18.
  • Medically fit and healthy.
  • Students should have the ability to swim confidently.

 Course content

  • Rescue 3 philosophy and absolutes,
  • hydrology,
  • introduction to technical rescue equipment,
  • hazard indentification 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.

Assessment & certification
Continuous practical assessment and a written test.

Upon successful completion of the course, student will receive a Rescue 3 Certificate for Swiftwater Rescue Technician, including qualification ID card, badge and whistle. Students should re-qualify every three years.

  4 days

Price per delegate
Please enquire for price (inclusive of lunch, exclusive of accommodation).

Course Code

There are no dates currently set for this course. Please contact us for more information on 01392 444773