This course integrates techniques learned in SRT1 and TRR:TL, taking the students beyond the emphasis on self-rescue to concentrate on victim rescue. Students are exposed to more complex water rescue situations including a mock night river rescue scenario. The three day course includes 4-6 hours of classroom instruction, followed by two and one-half days of hands-on skill development.
Students are introduced to the role and utilization of various skills in river and flood rescue, including:
- Rope systems
- Management of litter & patient raising systems
- Highline systems
- Advanced river search concepts
- Performing rescues at night or in low visibility
- Basic flood disaster management.
Completion of the SRTA along with SRT and TRRTL satisfies the requirement outlined in NFPA 1670 Surface/Swift Water Technician Level. This qualifies graduates to operate on a Swift Water/Flood Search & Rescue team according to NFPA.