Swiftwater Rescue Course
This page was created as a PRIVATE KINK to prepare our Instructors and Technicians with information on our Flood and Swiftwater Rescue program. This one is the NFPA 1006 - Chapter 11 (Surface) and 12 (Swiftwater compliant training program.
However it has related benefit to disaster respnse, flood response, UK / EU DEFRA for the Fire Service and United Nations disaster operations. (The picture above was taken during flood rescue operations in the Indus River and that is Gary Foo and Virginia Foo working with ERT Search and Rescue and the United Nations.
Swiftwater Rescue usually depends on a strong water as well as rope and core skills ability. The nomenclature, language and terminology of Water Rescue is important. You will learn to understand the important of lamnar flow versus helical flow as well as the use of eddies and upstream and downstream orientation.
The video below is an important introduction to Swiftwater Rescue and the dangers and pitfalls of incorrect approach
The RV / Meeting location on day one
Please meet at 8:45 am on the first morning (usually a Monday) at Victoria Park in Elora. If you have any problems please call our Swiftwater Rescue Chief Instructor Paul Sevcik at 416 892 0258