Swiftwater Rescue Level II

About This Course

Swiftwater Rescue Level II rescue personnel with the knowledge and skills to safely effect a rescue of a victim in a swiftwater/flood rescue environment. This course builds upon prerequisite swiftwater and rope work to expand the students’ capability to size-up a scene and make the correct rescue decision based upon their current capabilities.

This 28-hour course is delivered in three blocks. Blocks are either two afternoon/evening and one day or two evenings (1st block), one afternoon/evening and one day. Block one includes lectures followed by in water level 1 review, low-light swimming and rescue skill development. Block two introduces class III whitewater swimming and rescue skills followed by a low-light search and rescue exercise. Block three focuses on problem solving and advanced rope techniques utilized in the swiftwater/flood rescue.

This course has been independently evaluated to meet the requirements of NFPA 1006 Chapter 12 Swiftwater Rescue Level II and swiftwater needs for FEMA/NIMS swiftwater/flood rescue personnel credentialing.

Maximum Class Size
Swiftwater Rescue

Required Equipment

It is the responsibility of each student to bring the following items with them to class:

  • Water rescue Helmet with headlamp
  • Class V or rescue PFD with quick release chest harness
  • Water rescue gloves
  • Thermal Protection (Wet or Dry Suit)
  • Water rescue boots

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