Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technician Advanced

Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technician Advanced

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Rescue 3 Swiftwater rescue and Flood Rescue Technician Advanced - Water SRTA-W.  This 3-day course (20 hrs) further develops the in-water, rope rescue and search techniques introduced at SRT to provide the techniques to operate in more complex and advanced environments including night operations.


The Swiftwater rescue and Flood Rescue Technician Advanced - Water course is 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 water module, which can be taken separately, or combined with the rope module into a single five-day course.

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   

Trip Details

3 days

Guest to Guide Ratio: 

1:8 or 2:12 Minimum 4 students

Skills Requirement: 

Valid Rescue 3 SRT or WRT

74.900 ISK

Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technician Advanced Instructor

Technical rescue  equipment

Indoor session facilities

Not Included

Personal whitewater equipment