SWIFTWATER RESCUE TECHNICIAN advanced
SWIFTWATER RESCUE TECHNICIAN Advanced
Swiftwater Rescue Technician Advanced focuses on developing the skills and equipment knowledge of first responders for more technical water rescues. This course exceeds NFPA Standards 1006 (2021) and 1670 (2017) for technician-level requirements.
This course has been curated by our team of experts and includes advanced training in hydrology (river features), low-head dam assessment, throwbag skills, swimming, boating skills, contact rescues, live crossing, MCP/high line, vortex drills, live bait drills, search management, pick-offs, litter packaging, raising & lowering evolutions, and more! Prerequisites:
- All students MUST complete Swiftwater Rescue Technician training prior to this course.
- 16 hours (2 days)
- Advanced Certification Course Cost: $225
Equipment & What To Bring:
- Water rescue helmet
- Drysuit or wetsuit
- Type “V” Rescue PFD w/ load release
- Water gloves
- Water boots or shoes
- Knife (optional, but recommended)
- We recommend bringing a second set of clothes, towel, sunscreen, plenty of water, snacks and lunch (depending on water site location).
If you do not have all of the equipment above, please reach out to us so we can discuss other options (borrowed equipment will be handled on a case by case basis)! If you are in the market for new equipment, click here to browse and purchase some of our favorites.
Would recommend this class 10/10. Instructors were very knowledgeable and they pushed EVERYONE to their max and did not let ANYONE give up.
Had an absolute blast in this class over the weekend! Met a lot of great people, learned so much, in such a short time and had a lot of laughs throughout the weekend! Thank you Brian, Dave and Dave for the great class!
Thank you guys for coming down and teaching our class. It was one of the best and most fun classes I have had in my 23 years in the fire service. I look forward to working with y’all in the future.