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

This course looks at swiftwater and flood operations for search and rescue helicopter personnel.

Contact hours

18 hours (3 days)



  • Must be a confident swimmer
  • Minimum age: 18


Course standard

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


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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