Swiftwater Rescue Technician: Advanced (SRT-A)

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.

Sample Skill Sheet