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Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technician – Dolores, CO – 05/17/2024

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Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technician
Private
Dolores, CO • May 17, 2024

Registration

$0 due upon registration
Course starts May 17, 2024

Sorry, this course is not available for public registration. For more information about this course, contact us.

Course Provider

Rescue 3 International

Full Dates: May 17, 2024 – May 19, 2024
Duration: 3 days (24 hours)
Price: $0

Private Swiftwater course sponsored by Montezuma County Search & Rescue.

Course Description

The Rescue 3 International Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technician (SRT) is an intensive three-day class. The initial emphasis is on self-rescue skills, but other objectives include an in-depth look at water dynamics, handling hazards and obstacles, using basic rescue equipment, setting up technical rope systems, controlling in-water contact rescues, scene management, and much more.

This course is the first of three classes needed for personnel to meet the requirements for the Technician level NFPA 1670 Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Rescue Incidents and the NFPA 1006 Standard for Rescue Technician Professional Qualifications in the area of water.

Prerequisites:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • adequate health insurance coverage
  • basic swimming ability
  • in good physical condition

Location and Logistics

Dolores
18005 CO-145
Dolores, CO 81323
United States

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Lead Instructor

Aaron Kent

Aaron Kent has been working in first response and outdoor education since 2010. He is a Rescue 3 International Instructor Trainer in Ropes, Water, and Ice Rescue, and is an Instructor Trainer for the Wilderness Medical Training Center International. He is an adjunct professor at several colleges and universities nationwide and has worked in international public health and expedition leadership for most of his professional career. He is also the regional director for the Southwest Region of Rescue 3 International.

When not teaching courses, Aaron has an obsession with whitewater paddle boarding and any other sport that gets him into the beautiful backcountry of the San Juan Mountains. He serves on the La Plata County Search and Rescue Team and is a Firefighter/EMT with the Durango Fire Protection District. He has a Master’s Degree in Outdoor Education and is passionate about cross-cultural experiences.