Swiftwater and Flood Operations for Search and Rescue Helicopter Personnel (SAR HELO)

Swiftwater and Flood Operations for Search and Rescue Helicopter Personnel (SAR HELO)

Course length:

3 days

Course content includes:

  • Rescue standards
  • 15 Absolutes
  • Rescuer safety and survival
  • Swiftwater/flood dynamics and hazards
  • Flood theory
  • Personal and team equipment
  • Size-up, pre-planning and incident management
  • On-scene safety briefing and site control
  • Communications
  • Medical and decontamination considerations
  • Water rescue techniques
  • Swiftwater swimming techniques
  • Shallow water techniques
  • Throwline rescue techniques
  • Strainer swim
  • Foot and body entrapments
  • Contact rescues
  • Searching rivers and floods
  • Rescues from weirs
  • Multi-agency flood ops - Defra concept of operations

 

Prerequisites:

  • Must be a confident swimmer
  • Minimum age: 18

Qualification valid for:

3 years

 

Taught by:

 

 

Student manual PDF download:

SAR HELO manual - English (en) 

SAR HELO manual - French (fr) 

SAR HELO manual - German (de)

SAR HELO manual - Italian (it)

SAR HELO manual - Dutch (nl)

 

 

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