Rescues from Vehicles in Water First Responder (RVWFR)

Designed for Swiftwater and Flood First Responders, the Rescue from Vehicles in Water First Responder (RVWFR) course provides the opportunity to utilise an in-water vehicle to apply and develop existing techniques and knowledge.


Course length:

1 day


Course content includes:

  • Vehicle hydrology
  • Vehicles in water considerations
  • Vehicle stabilisation options
  • Dynamic risk assessment/size-up
  • Size-up and scene management
  • PPE
  • Night operations
  • Communications
  • Vehicle stabilisation
  • Bank-based rescues
  • Wading access
  • Extrication options
  • Use of floating platforms
  • Use of tethers




Qualification valid for:

3 years


Taught by: