Swiftwater Rescue Technician Unit 1 (SRTUI)
This course is the first of three classes needed for personnel to meet the requirements for the Technician level NFPA 1670 Stan- dard on the Operations and Training for Technical Rescue Incidents and the NFPA 1006 Standard for Rescue Technician Professional Qualifications in the area of water. It is an intensive three-day, 24 – 30 hour class. It has one day of classroom instruction followed by two days developing and practicing water rescue skills. The initial emphasis is on self-rescue skills. Other objectives include an in-depth look at such objects as water dynamics, handling hazards and obstacles, using basic rescue equipment, setting up technical rope systems, controlling in-water contact rescues, and much more. Information from this course is applicable to anyone confronted with potential water rescue, as well as, the possibility of self-rescue are all provided during the class. Instructor: Sierra Rescue.