TNG80R – 8.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, this course can be scheduled to meet your specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Emergency Services Training Institute at (866) 878-8900 or to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

This course is designed to provide you with the necessary review of knowledge and skills that swiftwater rescue technicians practice every year. The course consists of one hour of classroom review, three hours of water-refresher skills, and four hours of technician level water-based rescue skills. Additionally, this course includes a homework assignment to develop a nighttime swiftwater search plan.


The following prerequisite is required to attend this course. Participants must bring their certificate of completion on the first day of class. Participants that do not have the prerequisite will be removed from the class.

Course Completion Requirements

  • Footwear appropriate for a water environment
  • Personal Flotation Device (PFD) USCG Type III/V
  • Swiftwater rescue helmet with head light (must be ANSI rates Z89.1- 1997 Type 1)
  • Whistle
  • Wetsuit or drysuit (optional)

Reserve Equipment 

We have a limited supply of PFDs and helmets to borrow during the class. Students must contact us and reserve the equipment and it is provided on a first-come basis

Attendance Requirements

To meet attendance requirements, participants must review each training module and complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and/or end of course exam.


Prior to attending this course, you should have medium to strong swimming abilities.

Due to the strenuous nature of search and rescue activities, you should secure a professional evaluation of your physical condition prior to enrolling in these courses.


  • Combat Swimming Techniques
  • C-spine Immobilization
  • Throw Bag and Dynamic Throw Bag Skills
  • Contact Rescue Skills
  • Patient Management
  • Tethered Swimmer Skills
  • “Live-bait” Extraction
  • Victim Capture Device Skills

Other Information

Classes will begin at 8 a.m. on the first day of the course, unless other arrangements have been made. For the purpose of making hotel reservations, the course is conducted in the New Braunfels, Texas area.

Jurisdictions requiring assistance in establishing regional search and rescue capabilities in the areas of Structural Collapse, CBRNE response, and Water Rescue are encouraged to contact the TEEX/ESTI Rescue Program.

For questions and to reserve equipment for the class contact via e-mail or phone at (979) 458-5639.

Contact Information

Emergency Services Training Institute
Phone: (979) 458-5639



TEEX Policies
Participant Handbook

Course Cancellation Policy

If the minimum number of students required to conduct the class have not registered 24 calendar days prior to class start date, the class will be canceled. Therefore, it is imperative that agencies/individuals wishing to enroll make arrangements to register and make payment prior to this deadline.

This course was exceedingly above what I expected. One of the absolute best courses I have taken.

— Forensic Technician
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