Technical Water and Ice Rescue

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Certificate Awarded

Certificate of Achievement


Basic knowledge of ropes covered under the SERT Competency Checklist

Course Description

The purpose of the course is to enable the Fire Service, Search and Rescue Teams, and Emergency First Responders to be trained and tested to the NFPA 1006 Rescue Tech Standard for technical water and ice rescue.

Course Outline

1.0   Water Rescue Concerns and Training Levels

2.0   Watercraft Types, Uses, and Concerns

3.0   Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

4.0   Terminology

5.0   Victim Rescue and Medical Treatment

6.0   Communications

7.0   Pre-Planning / Preparation

8.0   Tools, Equipment, and Maintenance

9.0   Accountability

10.0 Environmental Considerations

11.0 Rope Considerations / Tether Lines

12.0 Command Structure and Support Functions

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