RESCUE 3 - Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technician Advanced - Water and Rope SRTA-W&R

RESCUE 3 - Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technician Advanced - Water and Rope SRTA-W&R

4-day course (30hrs) that further develops the in-water, rope and search techniques introduced at SRT to provide the techniques to operate in more complex and advanced environments including night operations.

Course Description:

The Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technician Advanced - Water and Rope course are for existing Rescue 3 Swiftwater and Whitewater Rescue Technicians looking at advanced rescue situations both in and over water including search management in a Swiftwater and flood environment. This is the single five-day course, but the water and rope modules can also be taken separately.

The Swiftwater Rescue Technician advanced is split into two modules - Water and Rope. Current Rescue 3 Technicians wanting an advanced rescue capability in water can do the water module. Those wanting to add rope rescue including steep and vertical banks and over water technical rescue capability can do both water and rope modules.

Technicians who are working towards their SRT/WRT Instructor qualification will need to do the SRTA-Water as a prerequisite to their Instructor Training course.

Course Content:

  • Advanced Swiftwater swimming

  • Night and poor visibility in water operations

  • Swiftwater & flood search management

  • Mechanical advantage systems

  • High energy tethers

  • Paddle boat handling  

  • Casualty care, handling, and transport  

  • River & flood search operations and management  

  • Highline boat rescue options  

  • Advanced rope techniques

  • Belay systems

  • Basic ascending and descending

  • Rope based raising & lowering systems

  • Litter attending, low and high angle

  • Introduction to high line systems

Trip Details

4 days (30hrs)

Guest to Guide Ratio: 

1:8 or 2:12 Minimum 4 students

Skills Requirement: 

Valid Rescue 3 SRT or WRT

99.900 ISK

Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technician Advanced Instructor

Technical rescue  equipment

Indoor session facilities

Not Included




Personal whitewater equipment