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Swiftwater Rescue Technician

From £320.00 per person (excl. VAT)

These accelerated Swiftwater Rescue Technician (SRT) programmes are very popular with members of rescue teams members and outdoor professionals. Delivered over 3 intensive days and working into the evenings, expect a very full programme!

The Rescue 3 Swiftwater Rescue Technician qualification is recognised world-wide by national governing bodies of outdoor education, emergency services and other agencies involved with flood and water rescue.

Courses content:

  • The principles of water rescue
  • Rescuer safety
  • Water dynamics
  • Flood theory
  • Equipment
  • Search
  • Communication
  • Medical considerations
  • Throw bags
  • Swimming in swiftwater
  • Tension diagonals
  • Shallow water crossing
  • Dealing with entrapment
  • Weir rescue
  • Introduction to ropes and knots for swiftwater
  • Tensioning systems and mechanical advantage
  • Creating anchors

Delivered from Bendrigg Lodge near Kendal, with first class training facilities. Bendrigg offers excellent access to superb training venues with the Tees, Kent and Lune catchments within a short drive.

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