Swiftwater Rescue 1 & 2 – Espanola, NM

Aqua Sana Fire Department is hosting a Swiftwater Rescue 1 & 2 Combination class in Espanola, NM this 3/31, 4/1, 4/2, 4/8, 4/9. For more information, download the program flyer here: Espanola, NM Program Flyer

Course topics include: Hydrology/Dynamics of Moving Water • Preplanning Swiftwater Operations • Site Survey • Hazard Identification • Personal Protective Equipment • Rope Tactics • Knots • Survival Float & Swim Techniques • Mechanical Rigging Systems • Locating Hidden Obstructions • Use of Inflatable Boats • Low-head Dams • Swiftwater Search Techniques • Characteristics of Moving Water • Operational Planning • Equipment Selection and Use • Search Techniques and Practical Exercises • Advanced Rope and Rigging Skills • Knots and Rigging • Swimming Exercises • Swiftwater Rescue Board Exercises • Advanced River Rescue Scenarios • Triage Exercises • Strainer Drills • Water-Bound Victim Extrication Exercises

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