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Swiftwater Rescue Level I

June 9, 2023 @ 08:00 - June 11, 2023 @ 17:00

Friday, Saturday and Sunday 08:00-17:00

Class Full

This is grant funded.


From the Course Catalog

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.


Prerequisites must be met at the time of registration.

  • ICS 100
  • ICS200
  • Student Medical Release

Registration is only permitted within the defined registration window. 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 course tuition only. Overtime/backfill eligible courses will be specifically noted.

Registration Opens: Thursday March 09, 2023 @ 08:00
Registration Closes: Sunday June 04, 2023 @ 13:00


June 9, 2023 @ 08:00
June 11, 2023 @ 17:00
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Bedford Fire Department
55 Constitution Dr
Bedford, New Hampshire United States
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Sponsoring Agency
NH Fire Academy & EMS
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