This specialist two day course for SRT 1 Technicians explores the skills required to deal with rescues from vehicles in water. Using a purpose-designed in-water training vehicle we will look at vehicle behavior and stabilization in water as well as access techniques and casualty extrication.
Rescues from vehicles in water are a growing hazard faced by Fire & Rescue services. While generic swiftwater rescue technician skills and techniques can be utilized for these rescues, current training does not provide realistic and specific exposure to these incidents. Class topics include:
Theory input on in-water vehicle behavior and hazard assessment
Hands on practical exercises using in-water training vehicle
Night time vehicle rescue exercise may also be included if conditions are suitable
All students need to have completed a Rescue 3 International Swiftwater Rescue Technician Unit 1 or equivalent course.