This 8 hour classroom seminar introduces personnel to the problems associated with swiftwater & flood rescue as well as the procedures to follow in flash flood, large-scale disaster, and seasonal flooding situations. The course is designed to develop knowledge in the areas of:
- Scene assessment & incident size up (of both existing & potential conditions)
- Resource ordering
- Activation procedures for rescue response
- Site control and scene management
- Hazard recognition & mitigation procedures
In order to accomplish the responsibilities of the awareness level responder, the course also provides students with a conceptual understanding of the principles, applications, and hazards associated with advanced water rescue techniques.