Swift Water Rescue Technician Level 3

Course Description

Swift Water Safety Rescue Technician Level 3 course is designed for those that are required to be in a medium risk river environment. This course is based on personal risk, teammate rescue and subject rescue. The course is designed to develop rescue skills in medium risk environment. This course is for those that are required to operate in the ‘hot zone’.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course the students will have the following understanding:

  • Swiftwater theory and absolutes
  • Site assessment and emergency planning
  • Risk assessment and responsibility
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Swiftwater communications
  • Hydrology and hazard recognition
  • Swiftwater rescue swimming
  • Throw bag and belay
  • Swiftwater wading
  • Entrapment rescue
  • Swiftwater rescue rope techniques
  • Improvised and contact rescue techniques
  • Personal and subject profiling and management
  • ICS scenarios
  • Agency and task specific

You Supply

Personal field equipment

  • Thermal protection - drysuit
  • PFD
  • Helmet
  • Gloves
  • Boots

If you do not have the equipment required. Equipment rentals will be available at an additional cost.