Swiftwater Rescue Course: SRT 1

   
 

Swiftwater Rescue Course: SRT 1

BY BILL DVORAK RAFTING & KAYAK EXPEDITIONS

UPDATED

12 months ago

DURATION

3 Days

SEASON

April-August Selected Dates & Locations

RATES

USD 425.00 per person

EXPIRES

Dec 31, 2017
Swiftwater Rescue Course: SRT 1
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DESCRIPTION

The Swiftwater Rescue Technician Unit 1 (SRT1) course is approximately 24 to 30 total hours with 8 hours of classroom and 16 to 22 hours in the field. It is suggested that the class be held over 3 days, but it can be adjusted to fit shift and other schedules.

To fully complete all the requirements of the NFPA 1670 Standard for water and rope at the technician level, each student, in addition to the SRT1, must complete the Swiftwater Rescue Technician Advanced (SRTA) and have a rope course that meets that standard's requirements. The rope training can be taught either by Rescue 3 (our Technical Rope Rescue: Technician Level course), by another recognized rope-training course from your state, or by departmental training. To meet the conditions for water technician, the rope requirements must also be met.

ADDITION RATE INFORMATION

PREVIOUS GRADUATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPEAT ANY COURSE WITHIN 3 YEARS AT ANY LOCATION AT A COST OF HALF TUITION PAID IN ADVANCE WITH RESERVATION.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Srt Unit 1 Course
Nathrop, Almont, Colorado, United States

Registration 15 mins. Introduction NFPA Standard 15 mins. Lecture Rescue Philosophy & Rescuer Safety 30 mins. Lecture Management, Organization & ICS 30 mins. Lecture Communications, Size-up, and pre-planning 30 mins. **BREAK** 15 mins. Student Introductions 15 mins. Movie “Staying Alive” 45 mins. Lecture Hydrology 1 hour **LUNCH** 1 hour Lecture/Practice Personal and Team Equipment 45 mins. Movie “Whitewater Survival” 30 mins. Lecture Panic / Survival 15 mins. Lecture Medical 15 mins. Lecture Dealing with Family & Bystanders 15 mins. Lecture Vehicles, Boats, & Helicopters 30 mins. Lecture/Video Class Out-takes / Rescues 30 mins.

Day 2: Srt Unit 1 Course
Nathrop, Almont, Colorado, United States

Lecture On scene River Safety briefing 15 mins. Lecture On scene Communications 15 mins. Practice Swimming 45 mins. Practice Throwbags 30 mins. **BREAK** 10 mins. Practice Strainer 30 mins. Practice Foot Entrapments 30 mins. **LUNCH** 1 hour Practice Rescue Boards 45 mins. Practice Shallow Water Crossings 30 mins. **BREAK** 10 mins. Practice Technical (Knots, ropes & technical gear) 2 hours

Day 3: Srt Unit 1 Course
Nathrop, Almont, Colorado, United States

Practice Technical (anchors and haul systems) 1 hour Practice Line Crossing 15 mins. Practice Tension Diagonal 45 mins. **BREAK** 15 mins. Practice Continuous Loop 30 mins. Practice Live Bait Rescue 30 mins. **LUNCH** 1 hour Practice Contact Rescues 30 mins. Practice Boat Handling 30 mins. **BREAK** 30 mins. Practice 2 & 4 Point Boat Rescue 30 mins. Practice Tyrolean Boat on Tether 45 mins. Practice Boat Wraps 45 mins. Course Evaluation Skill Sheets/Test/Class Review 30 mins.

Location:
Nathrop, CO 81236, Colorado, United States

Location:
Almont, CO, Colorado, United States

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 30 hours of instruction
  • Books
  • Handouts
  • Testing
  • Certification materials
  • Patches
  • ID cards

NOTES

The class is mostly field skills with minimum classroom time. Prerequisites are the students be in reasonable physical conditions, have basic strong swimming abilities and have current medical coverage.

General Objectives

1. To develop a sense of confidence and necessary skills for fire and rescue personnel in dealing with swiftwater situations. 2. To train the student in utilization and adaptation of standard rescue gear in swiftwater situations. 3. To train the student in usage of innovative rescue equipment in swiftwater situations.

Behavioral Objectives

Upon completion of this course the student will: 1. Have a sound working knowledge of swift water dynamics and water-related physiology. 2. Be able to recognize and treat the signs and symptoms of specific medical problems related to water accidents. 3. Have a working knowledge of all equipment used including: safety gear, climbing gear, lights, boats, signaling devices, specialized gear and vehicles. 4. Be able to utilize helicopters as a rescue asset; understand their characteristics, capabilities, and limitations; including safety considerations while working around helicopters. 5. Be able to rescue and extricate an accident victim from the water. 6. Be able to safely swim in swiftwater and maneuver so as to negotiate river hazards and obstacles at various water levels. 7. Be able to handle small inflatable boats by paddle, oar and on tether. 8. Have a general knowledge of applicable communications systems. 9. Have knowledge of law-enforcement responsibilities and on-scene leadership. 10. Understand swift-water rescue team organization and the response of the victim. 11. Be able to utilize climbing and technical rescue gear applicable to swift-water rescue. 12. Be able to ford shallow and fast-moving water utilizing various techniques. 13. Be able to cross deep, slow-moving and fast-moving water utilizing basic climbing gear, small boats, and combinations of the two.

SRT has been enthusiastically received by state offices of emergency services, state fire marshals, the America Outdoors, the Colorado River Outfitters Association, the New Mexico Outfitters Association, the Royal Lifesaving Society of Canada, and many others.


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