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Inland Rescue Swimmer Instructor (IRSI)

The Inland Rescue Swimmer Instructor pathway is designed for existing Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technician Instructor (SRTI) or above to be able to deliver IRS courses.


  • Inland Rescue Swimmer (IRS)
  • EMT, Wilderness First Responder (WFR), or equivalent medical certification appropriate for the environment in which they will be working

Currently hold one of the following Instructor qualifications:

Instructor training & assessment

Observe, assist & be assessed by IRS-IT and/or as agreed upon with Rescue 3’s International Office

Qualification valid for

2 years

Able to teach

Inland Rescue Swimmer (IRS)

Additional Specialty Qualifications

*Inland Rescue Swimmer Instructors may be signed off to teach these courses once they have attended each particular type of course and are assessed as competent by the instructor overseeing the course.

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