SURFACE WATER RESCUE
ABOUT THE COURSE
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.
CLASS SIZE REQUIREMENTS
Minimum 8/ Maximum 12