Swift Water Operations - Open Enrollment
Water Rescue and Emergency Response – Operations Level covers shore-based rescue operations.
This program introduces students to in-water activities, including demonstrating swimming proficiency in a controlled water environment (swimming pool). In addition, the program covers planning for water emergencies, moving water dynamics, medical conditions, personal safety and fundamental rescue techniques. This class requires students to engage in strenuous in-water activities. It also requires all students to have their own (or department issued) personal protective equipment. This Operations Level program is mostly hands-on. Students are to be physically fit and capable of fulfilling all skills in order to successfully complete this program. This program meets NFPA 1670 – Standards on Operations and Training for Technical Rescue Incidents – Water Search and Rescue.
Saturday-Sunday, at 8am to 4pm
NJ EMT CEUs available
Price: $325.00 per person
IMPORTANT: For cancellations, 48 hours notice must be provided in order to receive a full refund.
Day #1: Classroom and swimming pool
Day #2: Moving Water
- Students will perform rigorous and aggressive in-water rescue
- Students should be proficient in swimming, being under water and
- Students should be both mentally and physically prepared for
- For successful completion of this program, students must show
proficiency in all skills.
Wet or dry suit (NOTE: Cold water exposure, immersion, survival or ice rescue suit prohibited
for moving water)
(based on water/weather temperatures)
layer – silk or polypropylene
layer – wool or polyester
– coated nylon or a breathable water and wind proof fabric (optional)
Customized Type III or Type V Personal Flotation Device (PFD) with (knife, whistle, two locking
Water rescue helmet (thermal liner optional)
River shoes or boots
Throw Bag with Rope (70' minimum - 1 per 2 students)
Gloves (neoprene), Socks (synthetic or wool blend/neoprene)
Swim suit and towel
for glasses (if needed)
(water or sports drink)
screen (SPF 15 minimum recommended)
items (first aid kit, medications, personal hygiene supplies)