Flood Operations for Emergency Planners and Workers (FOEPW)

The Flood Operations course has been designed in conjunction with UK district councils and the UK Environment Agency. The aim is to provide emergency planners and emergency workers with the necessary knowledge and techniques to enable them to assess and work in flood environments. The course is a mixture of theory input and in-water practical sessions.


Contact hours

12 hours (2 days)





  • Must be a confident swimmer
  • Minimum age: 18


Course standard

Rescue 3 Europe FO 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.

Learning outcomes and key teaching points for instructors

Rescue 3 Europe FO learning outcomes and key teaching points for instructors (PDF)


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Student manual PDF download:

FO manual - English (en) 

FO manual - French (fr) 

FO manual - German (de)

FO manual - Italian (it)

FO manual - Dutch (nl)



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