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The Surface Water Rescue class taught at Guardian Centers, Georgia is an NFPA 1006 compliant course that meets and exceeds the standards set forth in Chapter 11. Presented over 5 days, the training integrates didactics and extensive hands on applications to introduce and lead the student through the knowledge, skills and abilities of surface water rescue in waters that do not by definition exceed 1 knot per hour. Training includes theories and practice of hydraulics, hydrodynamics, navigation, PPE, various types of boat operation and maintenance such as boat handling techniques, victim rescue skills from shore, boats and even in the water.
A progressive class, the techniques the student is exposed to begin with simple survival skills for rescuer, skills and equipment required to make safe rescues from shore, boat or in the water. The KSAs progress into boat handling and rescues from objects, flooded areas of buildings and the need to employ a rescue swimmer to assist in a victim rescue. Ultimately, advanced rope skills for exotic applications such as horizontal or high lines for access and rescue of victims unapproachable by other means. The Guardian Centers’ gold standard facilities and props – i.e. flooded buildings and areas – afford a safe and realistic environment for the surface water rescue venue and any responder local, regional, national or international.
Course only open to currently credentialed Military, Law Enforcement and First Responders.
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- Understand the theories and principles of water, flooding, currents and tides as they relate to terrain, buildings, victims, choice of PPE, boats and rescue resources. ( NFPA 1006 Chap 11, 11.1-11.1.3)
- Progressive knowledge, skills and abilities in developing and executing victim rescues from land to victim, boat to victim, and from in the water to victim.(NFPA 1006 Chap 11, 11.1.4, 11.1.6 & 7)
- Safely and proficiently operate various watercraft to access and make victim rescues in flooded areas, buildings or in the water. (NFPA 1006, Chap 11, 11.1.8 -11, 11.1.10, 11 & 12)
- Demonstrate survival and swim skills with appropriate PPE, PFDs and other equipment in flood waters and environments. (NFPA 1006 Chap 11 11.2 – 11.2.4.
- Develop and demonstrate advanced rope skills for designing and installing high lines, horizontal lines or angle lines to facilitate the access to and rescue of victims not accessible by other means.
Schedule & Student Count
- COURSE LENGTH: 40 Hours
- PARTICIPANTS: 20 Student maximum
- VENUE: Guardian Centers
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