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Swiftwater Rescue - Operations Level

  • 27 May 2021
  • 30 May 2021
  • 4 sessions
  • 27 May 2021, 18:00 22:00 (EDT)
  • 28 May 2021, 18:00 22:00 (EDT)
  • 29 May 2021, 08:00 17:00 (EDT)
  • 30 May 2021, 08:00 17:00 (EDT)
  • Classroom - South Warren Station #3., Practical - South Fork Shenandoah River/Compton Rapids

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The course provides rescuers with the fundamentals of survival in moving water and is recommended for anyone who may be called upon to effect in-water rescues.  Students gain knowledge in hydrology and river classifications, size-up, site control and scene management.  Practical skills includes self-rescue, swiftwater swimming and the fundamentals of shore, boat and in-water rescues.

Additionally, students are introduced to the basics o boat handling and the fundamentals of rope rescue including mechanical advantage and anchor systems. The class also provides the rescuer the foundation to the NFPA Swiftwater Operations level. 

Prerequisites:  Students must be 18 years of age.

Cost:  None

Registration Forms due by May 25, 2021

WCFR Contact Info: George Lewis, glewis@warrencountyfire.com 

 Warren County Fire & Rescue Services

200 Skyline Vista Drive, Suite 200

Front Royal, VA  22630

540-636-3830

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