With a curriculum designed by international experts, this two-day course is specially designed for those already certified to the Swiftwater Rescue Technician level (current certification required). It explores the complexities and techniques of body recovery from shallow depth swiftwater environments.
This advanced course was developed by the New Zealand branch of Rescue 3 International based on input from subject experts around the globe. This course is the only one of its kind and has received international attention based on its comprehensive and thoughtful approach to the subject matter.
Courses can also be customized for body recovery in flat water.
Searching Rivers and Floods
This four day course examines the initial first response actions to be undertaken, progressing through to extended searching activities, and concludes with search suspension considerations.
It is specifically designed for agencies responding to water based searches but will also give the student a wider insight into the overall search management process. There is an emphasis on the development of in-water techniques appropriate to the flooded urban environment and river corridor searches. Particular emphasis is placed upon the use of mapping and GPS technology to interpret and manage the search area so that resources can be deployed appropriately. Safety considerations and dynamic risk assessment are emphasized throughout the class.
Rescue from Vehicles in Water
The Rescue from Vehicles in Water workshop is a specialist course for Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technicians that explores the skills required to deal with car related rescues in Swiftwater and Floods. The course looks at vehicle behavior and stabilization in water, as well as access techniques and victim extrication. Vehicle hydrology, glass management, anchors, and weight transfer are all addressed in this two day, hands on clinic.
Inland Rescue Swimmer
The Inland Rescue Swimmer is focused on the inland open water environment to include areas such as lakes or ponds of various sizes. Here the swimmer improves their swimming technique and is introduced to swimmer adjuncts. Safety of the swimmer is a high priority during this module while training for victims in the open water environment, including interventions and medical management. Students will practice both shore and boat based open water search techniques, as well as recovery of submerged victims.
Inland Rescue Swimmer Advanced is also offered
Management of Water and Flood Incidents
This high level course is designed for management and command personnel from emergency response, municipalities, regional districts, and industry who are responsible for coordinating a response to major water rescue and flood incidents. The course provides the underlying knowledge and skills to successfully manage single or multi-agency operations within a jurisdiction’s existing emergency response framework.
The curriculum is designed to bridge the gap between the emergency planning process and the actual on-scene response—a combination of operational skills and knowledge that most other training does not address. Participants will learn practical, operational skills that they will draw upon continually before, during and after major incidents.
This course also includes an on-river session to teach the practical, self-rescue skills required in a moving water environment. This ensures that managers and commanders have the ability to operate in the “warm-zone” (on shore) in a safe, effective and efficient manner while they are on-scene.
Professional Qualification Assessment: Water and/or Rope
This assessment provides independent verification of a student’s qualification as an NFPA 1006 Swiftwater and Rope Rescue Technician under NFPA 1006. This assessment is not an instructional course, but rather is a place for fully-trained rescuers to prove their competency.
Prior to sitting for the PQWR Assessment, candidates must complete a Taskbook, which is available by contacting Rescue 3 International at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rope access for Emergency Responders
The Rope Access for Emergency Responders course is aimed at members of technical rope rescue teams who want to become proficient in rope access techniques. This course is specifically aimed at emergency services and not for industrial technical rope rescue
Wind Turbine Access for Emergency Responders
The Wind Turbine Access for Emergency Responders (WTAFER) course is for members of the rescue services who may need to perform a rescue at a wind turbine. Wind turbines pose some special challenges: they are often in rural areas and/or are difficult to reach. Those working on wind turbines may be in potentially confined spaces, where a rescue is a challenging task for fire and rescue services and other emergency responders. Due to its international relationships, where instructors face these challenges from different perspectives (safe working, fire and rescue), Rescue 3 has developed the Wind Turbine Access for Emergency Responders course to help organizations maintain high safety standards at all times. Rescue 3 provides an agreed international certified training program to their training providers and instructors, to help them provide up-to-date information in this rapidly growing market of renewable energy
Tower Safety, Climbing, & Rescue for Emergency Responders
This course is designed to prepare emergency responders to conduct rescues in a tower environment. Topics considered include equipment, ropes and rigging, safety considerations, scene management and organizations, simple pickoff in a tower environment, lowering, extrication of entangled workers, team-based rescue and litter management in a tower environment
Confined Space Entry and Rescue
The Confined Space Entry and Rescue (CSER) course teaches participants to deal with a colleague who is incapacitated and requires rescue using simple techniques and industry standard equipment.
Confined Space Rescue Operator
This course teaches personnel to operate safely and effectively during confined space rescues under the supervision of Confined Space Rescue Technician.
Confined Space Rescue Technician
This course is designed to improve the safety and productivity of emergency responders faced with responding to confined space emergencies.
Confined Space Rescue Specialist
This course is for confined space rescue team members who already have completed a comprehensive basic training and want to continue to specialize.
Animal Rescue Technician 1 & 2
This course integrates the most current technology and research on technical animal rescue from throughout the world and utilizes “discovery learning” to teach skills necessary to safely effect technical rescues in environments ranging up trees to down cliffs. The course covers philosophy of animal emergency management, basic and specialized animal and technical rope rescue equipment, ropes and hardware, safety considerations, scene management and organization, ascending and descending systems, personal system change-overs, belaying, lowering and raising systems, system change-overs, patient packaging and management, ladder and tree rescue operations, animal body language, animal handling and restraint, animal first aid, field euthanasia, and chemical capture.
Course for Technical Animal Rescue in water are also available.
Wilderness & Urban Disaster First Responder
This course encompasses all that the Wilderness First Responder Course does, but with the additional focus on Urban Disasters. We will look at incidents such as floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, and other disasters that communities are faced with. There are scenarios dealing with Mass Casualty Incidents, triage, motor vehicle accidents and extraction. This is a 9-10 day course, includes a night search and many scenarios