SWIFTWATER & FLOOD RESCUE TECHNICIAN

TECHNICIAN LEVEL | DPSST | NFPA 1006, 1670

OVERVIEW:

The SRT course provides rescuers with the fundamentals of survival in moving water and is recommended for anyone who may be called upon to effect in-water rescues. Students gain knowledge in hydrology and river classifications, scene size-up, site control and scene management.

Practical skills include self-rescue, swiftwater swimming and the fundamentals of shore, boat and in-water rescues. Additionally, students are introduced to the basics of boat handling and the fundamentals of rope rescue including mechanical advantage and anchor systems.

No rope experience is needed to enroll in this class but rescue knots lessons can be found at our website and are helpful to know prior to the start of class.

To become an NFPA Technician in water and rope, rescuers must complete the SRT and SRT-A or request the additional time to meet all the NFPA Specific Skills.

Certifications:

This class meets most of the NFPA Requirements for Swiftwater Technician 1006 at the Technician level and can assist an organization working towards meeting 1670. 

In the state of Oregon, it can also meet the requirements for a DPSST certification. If you would like the DPSST cert, please bring your DPSST ID and log book.

Fee:

$440 ($430 for course, $10 for system support)


UPCOMING TRAININGS:

Summer 2021: SWIFTWATER & FLOOD RESCUE TECHNICIAN. 

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Times/Days:

  • June 11 – 13, 2021
    • 24 Contact Hours
    • Day 1: Classroom 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
    • Day 2: River day 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
    • Day 3: River day 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

What to Bring:

Recommended Equipment

You are permitted to bring your own equipment, but will be inspected by instructors for proper safety compliance.

  • Type 5 Personal Floatation Device with release strap (Provided and Available on request)
  • Drysuit or Wetsuit with insulation, footwear
  • Throw Bag with 50-75 feet of rope (Provided and Available on request)
  • Helmet with chin strap (no firefighter helmets)( Provided and Available on request)
  • Gloves

*PFD, Throw Bag, and Helmets are provided by Lane Community College.