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Swiftwater Safety Rescue Tech 2 – Operations

Swiftwater Safety Rescue Technician Level 2 course is designed for those that are required to be next to the water’s edge and in a low-medium risk river environment. This course is based on personal risk, self-rescue, and teammate rescue. The course is designed for those that will be required to operate in the “warm zone”.

Objectives:

By the end of the course the students will have the following understanding:

  • Swiftwater theory and absolutes
  • Site assessment and emergency planning
  • Risk assessment and responsibility
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Swiftwater communications
  • Hydrology and hazard recognition
  • Basic Swiftwater swimming
  • Basic throwbag and belay
  • Swiftwater wading
  • Entrapment rescue
  • Basic swiftwater rope
  • Personal and subject profiling
  • Agency task specific

 

Prerequisites

  • Completion of Swiftwater Awareness Course (Included)
  • Good Health
  • Able to Swim

Training

  • Training will be 2-days plus eLearning.
  • eLearning will be sent approximately 2-weeks prior to training and is to be completed prior to the start of the course.
  • 2-days practical training on the river

Certification

  • Swiftwater Safety Rescue Technician Level 2
  • Rescue Canada and IRIA certified.
  • Valid for three (3) years
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