Water and Flood Awareness (AWR)

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.

Sample Skill Sheet