Swiftwater Rescue Level I – Bedford

June 7, 2022 - June 12, 2022

Tues & Thurs 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Sat & Sun 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Wait List Only


Swiftwater Rescue Level I provides rescue personnel with the fundamentals needed to stay safe while working in or around swiftwater/flood environments. This 28-hour course is delivered in three blocks. Blocks are either 3 day or two nights and two days. Block one includes interactive lectures and dry land operations. Block two and three are spent on the river. Students gain knowledge in hydrology and river classifications, size-up, site control and scene management. Practical skills include self-rescue, swiftwater swimming and fundamentals of shore, boat and in-water rescues. Additionally, students are introduced to the basics of paddle boat handling and the fundamentals of rope rescue including mechanical advantage and anchor systems.

This course has been independently evaluated to meet the requirements of the NFPA 1006 Chapter 12 Swiftwater Rescue Level I.


Detailed information is listed below.

Tues & Thurs 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Sat & Sun 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Open for Registration
Wait List Only


  • ICS 100
  • ICS200
  • Student Medical Release


Bedford Fire Department

55 Constitution Dr
Bedford, New Hampshire 03110


Prerequisites must be met at the time of registration. Applicants will be notified within two business days with the status of their applications. Courses where pricing is listed as "Grant Funded" covers tuition only. Overtime/Backfill eligible courses will be specifically noted.

Registration Window

Opens: Monday March 21, 2022 00:08
Closes: Thursday June 02, 2022 00:12



Wait List Only

Registration may still be completed in order to add one's self to the wait list, though registrations are not a guarantee for a position in the course.

Registration is at an external URL for this event.

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