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Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technician – Aztec/Farmington NM – 05/31/2024

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Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technician
Aztec/Farmington NM • May 31, 2024


$500 due upon registration
Course starts May 31, 2024

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Course Provider

Rescue 3 International

Full Dates: May 31, 2024 – June 2, 2024
Duration: 3 days (24 hours)
Price: $500

Caters to a working schedule.  Class begins at 1800 on 5/31, with long days on 6/1 & 6/2

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.


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

Location and Logistics

San Juan County FOC
100 S. Oliver St.
Aztec, NM 87410
United States

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Lecture will take place here, with additional course sites as described.

Lead Instructor

Aaron Kent

Aaron Kent is the owner and lead instructor for Southwest Rescue. Aaron 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.