Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Boat Operator

Meeting the requirement for DEFRA Module 4, this 5-day course is intended for emergency services or rescue teams who will be required to carry out rescues in a swiftwater and flood environments.

This course can be run as a 3-day add-on module from the FRBO course.

 

It incorporates all elements from the FRBO course and adds a swiftwater capability suitable for fast moving rivers and flash flood conditions. It is based on the philosophy of self-protection and application of low to high risk solutions.

 

The Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Boat Operator course can also be run as a 4-day add-on module from the RBO or International Certificate of Competence or equivalent national course, e.g. RYA powerboating level 2.

 

 

Learning outcomes:

 

Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service

Upcoming course dates:

 

No courses scheduled, please contact us to discuss your requirements

 

Course price:

 

The course price is number dependent, please contact us to discuss your requirements

  • Towing & Anchoring
  • Wading
  • Flips & rights
  • Controlling boats with ropes
  • Swiftwater boat handling under power and with paddles
  • Swiftwater crew operational roles
  • Crew person overboard & recovery
  • Casualty pick up & management
  • Boat based throwbag rescue
  • Transferring & transporting difficult loads
  • Boat based stretcher management
  • Rescues from elevated positions
  • Boat based tethered swimmer rescues
  • Swiftwater casualty pick up
  • Searching swiftwater & floods
  • Night / poor visibility operations in swiftwater
  • Vehicles in water
  • Helicopter considerations

  • Scope of operations
  • Boat & hull types
  • Drive units
  • Maintenance
  • Pre & post trip checks & procedures
  • Rescue boat equipment
  • PPE
  • Communications
  • Weather considerations
  • Navigation considerations
  • Dynamic risk assessment
  • Other craft sleds & platforms
  • Flood & moving water hazards
  • Medical & decontamination considerations
  • Boat wraps
  • Rescuer safety & training
  • Weir considerations
  • Launching & recovery
  • Crew operational roles
  • Boat handling under power and with paddles

 

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Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service
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Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service
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Westpoint, Clyst St Mary,

Exeter, EX5 1DJ

 

+44 (0)1392 444773

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