This course is designed to provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to conduct offensive rescue operations involving floods and swift moving water. This course complies with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1670, Chapter 9: “Water Search and Rescue” standards at the technician level. It also meets NFPA 1006, Chapter 7: “Surface Water Rescue” standards for Rescue Technician Professional Qualifications. You will receive a TEEX certificate of completion at the end of the course.
This course runs concurrently with the four day NFPA 1006 Swiftwater Rescue Levels I & II class dates
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Course Completion Requirements
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- 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)
- Wetsuit or drysuit (optional)
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. Contact the training coordinator Clint Arnett via e-mail email@example.com or via phone (979) 458-5639.
Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.
- 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.
TopicsConducting Shore Based Rescue Operations+Deploying, Operating, and Recovering Watercraft+Boat-Assisted and Boat-Based Rescue Operations+Constructing and Utilizing Rope and Mechanical Advantage Systems+Conducting In-Water Rescues during the day and night+Understanding the Capabilities and Limitations of Helicopters in Swiftwater Rescues
This course is designed for any responder (Fire Service, Law Enforcement, EMS, Public Works, and Military) that has completed the Swiftwater Rescue Level I course or other equivalent operations-level course.
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.