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The Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Boat Operator training course is intended for emergency services or rescue teams who will be required to carry out rescues in a swiftwater and  flood environment. This course incorporates all elements from the FRBO course and adds a swiftwater capability suitable for fast moving rivers and flash flood conditions. It is based on the philosophy of self-protection and application of low to high risk solutions.

 Note: We will determine the date and location together with the instructor as soon as there are sufficient registrations. We will then contact you personally.

Course Duration 

Contact time 30 hours - 5 days 


Theoretical part

  • Rescue 3 philosophy
  • Standards that the training meets
  • Personal Equipment
  • Dynamic Risk assessment and incident size-up
  • Pre-planning
  • Medical and decontamination considerations
  • Navigation and route planning
  • Communications
  • Crew, operation roles
  • Multi boat operations 
  • Floodwater dynamics and hazards
  • Boat, hull and drive types
  • Rescue boat equipment
  • Pre- and post trip checks 
  • Vehicles in water
  • Working with helicopters 

Practical part

  • Launching and recovery 
  • Boat handling under power
  • Boat handling with paddles
  • Towing
  • True rescue - tethered
  • Night/poor visibility operations
  • Search operations
  • Flips and rights
  • Team/personal recovery
  • Casualty pick up and recovery
  • Casualty Management
  • Boat-based conditional rescue
  • Transporting loads
  • Boat-based stretcher management
  • Rescue from elevated positions
  • Boat-based tethered rescue
  • Boat wraps
  • Hydraulic and weir considerations
  • Swift and Flood Rescue Technician (SRT)
  • Declaration of medical fitness
  • Minimum 18 years
  • Be a trusted swimmer