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The Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technician course complies with Defra Module 3 content requirements, and for many years has been seen as the benchmark training course for swiftwater and flood rescue teams. This training course is intended for personnel who may be required to carry out rescues in a swiftwater and flood environment, including emergency services personnel and mountain rescue teams.

Equivalent to a Defra Module 3 - Water Rescue Technician - Specialist rescue operation.

Course Content Includes

  • Hydrology
  • Introduction to technical rescue equipment
  • Hazard identification & risk assessment
  • Introduction to rope systems
  • Swimming in moving water
  • Medical considerations
  • Basic boat-handling skills
  • Scene management
  • Contact and in-water rescues
  • Basic incident command
  • Crossing techniques
  • Search Operations
  • Flat water boat handling

Qualification Valid for 3 years

Ratios: Minimum 1:4             Maximum 1:12

Included: All our courses are offered on a residential basis and includes all required kit, providing boots, helmets, buoyancy aids, throw bags, and full Aquatek dry suits during delivery, at no additional cost.

If you are considering this training course and want to talk to somebody, please contact us on E: info@plasmenai.co.uk or  F: 0300 300 3112


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Course Information

Duration: 4 Days

Time: 0915-17.00

Minimum Standard: You must be a competent swimmer      

Minimum age: 18 yrs