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Swiftwater / Flood Boat Operator

  • 11 Apr 2019
  • 14 Apr 2019
  • 3 sessions
  • 11 Apr 2019, 18:30 22:30 (EDT)
  • 13 Apr 2019, 08:00 17:00 (EDT)
  • 14 Apr 2019, 08:00 17:00 (EDT)
  • Classroom - ESA Lane Training Center, Practical - South Fork Shenandoah River/Compton Rapids


  • Affiliated with WCFR Station

This course is designed to introduce students to boat operation on swift water and flood water. During the course students gain experience reading moving water and operating boats in current. Using a motor and paddles, students will practice such skills as use and avoidance of hydraulics, ferrying across current, and obstacle navigation will be practiced in class I and II whitewater. Students then progress to operating both up and down stream in class III and above whitewater. Other exercises include multiple boat operations.

  This course meets the WCFR Boat Operator Requirement.

Prerequisites:          Swiftwater / Flood Rescue – Operations Level      

Cost:                    None

Registration:        Training Registration is required online at: www.warrencountyfire.com   

-Registration due by April 5, 2019

WCFR Contact Information:

Gerry Maiatico gmaiatico@warrencountyfire.com

George Lewis: glewis@warrencountyfire.com

 Warren County Fire & Rescue Services

200 Skyline Vista Drive, Suite 200

Front Royal, VA  22630


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