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Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technician (SRT)

The SRT course provides rescuers with the fundamentals of survival in moving water and is recommended for anyone who may be called upon to effect in-water rescues. Students gain knowledge in hydrology and river classifications, size-up, site control and scene management. Practical skills include self-rescue, swiftwater swimming and the fundamentals of shore, boat and in-water rescues. Additionally students are introduced to the basics of boat handling and the fundamentals of rope rescue including mechanical advantage and anchor systems.

Contact hours

24 hours


Must be a confident swimmer

Minimum age: 18

Qualification valid for:

3 years


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Taught by:

Rescue 3 course

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