Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technician (SRT)

Distributeur WRS International


This training is intended for rescuers performing rescues in fast flowing water or during floods . This course also includes the skills to operate safely in surface water . The course is based on the philosophy “your own safety first” . The training increases the ability to better assess the risk level of the rescue operation and to respond appropriately.


Theoretical part

  • Rescue 3 philosophy
  • Standards that the training meets
  • Water Rescue Best Practice Guidelines
  • Hydrology and hazards associated with water
  • Dynamics and hazards of flood water
  • flood theory
  • Personal equipment
  • Technical equipment and team equipment
  • Schedule
  • Risk assessments
  • Analysis of the incident
  • Incident management and on-site monitoring
  • Medical and Contagion Hazards
  • Night operations/operations with poor vision
  • Mud, ice and unstable ground
  • Introduction to Searching Rivers and During Floods
  • Helicopter Rescues
  • Communication
  • Rescue operations on dams (low flow dams)
  • Rescues from vehicles in the water
  • Saving animals

Practical part

  • Swimming techniques in fast flowing water
  • Strainer swim
  • Rescues with the victim's cooperation – talk, reach, throw
  • Shallow Water Techniques
  • Leashed boat techniques
  • Rescue using a blown fire hose (if in use)
  • Tensioned diagonals
  • Leashed crossing methods
  • Real rescues – on a leash
  • Introduction to paddling techniques in combination with boats
  • Freeing the boat in case of blockage on obstacles
  • Capsize and tilt the boat back
  • Entrapments of people and equipment
  • Victim Support
  • Knots and anchoring systems
  • Hoist systems and mechanical advantage
  • Fuse Methods
  • Scenario training
  • Declaration of medical fitness
  • Minimum 18 years
  • Be a trusted swimmer