Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technician Advanced – Water (SRTA-W)

The Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technician Advanced – Water course is for existing Rescue 3 Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technicians looking at advanced rescue situations both in and over water including search management in a swiftwater and flood environment. Current Rescue 3 Technicians wanting an advanced rescue capability in water can do the SRTA-W. Those wanting to add rope rescue including steep and vertical banks and over water technical rescue capability can do the SRTA-W&R.

Technicians who are working towards their Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technician Instructor (SRTI) qualification will need to do the SRTA-Water as a prerequisite to their Instructor Training course.

Contact hours

18 hours (3 days)

Course content includes:

  • Weir risk assessment and pre planning
  • Advanced swiftwater swimming
  • True and conditional rescues
  • Night and poor visibility in water operations
  • Swiftwater & flood search management
  • Mechanical advantage systems
  • High energy tethers
  • Paddle boat handling

Prerequisites:

Course standard

Rescue 3 Europe SRTA-W standard (PDF)

The course standards are provided as pre- and post-course reference for people involved in the delivery of Rescue 3 courses (eg Rescue 3 training providers, instructors and students). They are not to be used for any other purpose without the express written permission of Rescue 3 Europe.

Qualification valid for:

3 years

Taught by:

Student resources

Student resources for Rescue 3 courses can be accessed here.

Instructor resources

Instructor resources for Rescue 3 courses can be accessed here.

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