Firefighter Water Rescue Operations

Firefighter Water Rescue Operations

Every jurisdiction has potential water hazards: lakes, ponds, pools, floods, etc.  The Firefighter Water Rescue Operations course provides students a practical learning experience that will give them the skills and knowledge necessary to recognize, react and respond to a water rescue situation.  These knowledge and skills will help to prepare them for the unique challenges found in the maritime environment.

This 16-hour (2 day) course is designed for responders that will support the Technician level personnel during a water based rescue operation.  This course will cover both land-based flood rescues and boat-based open water rescues.  This course exceeds NFPA 1670 requirements for Water Search and Rescue Operations level certification.