organize and manage large and small-scale water rescue teams

Duration – 2 days (16 hours)
Recommended for – Emergency Services personnel leading dive and surface water response incidents


  • Member of a public safety agency
  • At least 18 years old

Areas of Focus:

  • TEAM LEADERSIP including motivation, meeting team and community needs, water rescue disciplines, and mission statements
  • TEAM MANAGEMENT including funding, budgeting, and developing SOGs
  • TEAM TRAINING AND EQUIPMENT including program development, evaluations, documentation, training manual development, communications, mutual aid, AHJs, and Incident Command
  • RESCUE AND RECOVERY OPERATIONS including preplanning, resources, mutual aid agreements,operations, FEMA, and demobilizing
Training Calendar & Map
Course Registration Form


This course is designed to help water rescue teams to organize and manage many of the often overlooked or forgotten tasks required to be successful. Mission readiness depends on hundreds of back office and leadership tasks that include planning equipment and training (including SOGs and training manuals), budgeting and finance, as well as team member motivation, among others.

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