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Surface Water Rescue

Every year untrained rescuers place their lives at risk when responding to a water accident. All too often they become victims themselves, usually due to lack of knowledge of the tremendous power of water.

This 20-hour course offered and instructed by Trans-Care Rescue is designed to provide the knowledge to respond to a water rescue situation and perform a rescue expediently, safely and in an organized manner, at the NFPA 1006 and 1670 - Operations/Technician Level.

This intensive program includes classroom instruction and hands-on instruction in and on the water. Students are required to participate in all components of the course: lecture, practical and written. Students will assume both rescuers and victim roles during the practical.

Prerequisite: At a minimum all participants need to be able to swim 250m, any stroke continuously in under 15 minutes, be able to tread water for 5 minutes and swim underwater for 20m.



20 Hours


Minimum 8/ Maximum 12

Surface Water Rescue
Trans-Care Rescue
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