Swiftwater First Responder Course

Swiftwater First Responder

This basic level course is know as the Swiftwater First Responder and has been designed to train students to operate around moving water. It can also be used as a preparation course for the more challenging SRT. This level of training is particularly suitable for many groups where the complete team do not require a technician level of training, as they are not planning on entering the water. It can be run over two or three days, one day being classroom based and the rest practical work. After this course students are considered rescuers only when under the supervision of a SRT trained rescuer.

Certified by Rescue 3 International to NFPA standards.

Further training...

Course duration: 2 or 3 Days

This course is also ideal for water and dive rescue teams that are required to work in moving water. This course gives the rescuer the skills to say out of danger and simple low risk techniques that enable them to rescue others in distress.

Minimum age 18

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"This was the best civilian course I have ever taken. Great Class."

Paul Brownlee - Outdoor Instructor US Army - Stationed in Germany
4 Day SRT Course - Haiming Tirol

Course Aims:

We aim to give every student a knowledge of the dangers inherent to the swiftwater environment and how to avoid them. We also aim to give students self rescue skills and give them the experience to be able to judge for themselves how serious different water features are.

Simple rescue skills are also on the program, with simple, quick, low risk methods being taught.

Personal Equipment required:

Personal equipment hire is not included in the course fee.

Rescue equipment such as: Throwbag, Karabiners, Pulleys, Slings etc. are available from us to test and are also available to buy in our shop.

Personal Equipment can be hired from us for a small charge when booked in advance.