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Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technician – Aztec FOC – 05/03/2024

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Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technician
Aztec/Farmington NM • May 3, 2024


$500 due upon registration
Course starts May 3, 2024

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Course Provider

Rescue 3 International

Full Dates: May 3, 2024 – May 5, 2024
Duration: 3 days (24 hours)
Price: $500

This course caters to a volunteer schedule, and will take place from 1800-2200 Friday evening, and long days on Saturday & Sunday

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 Ball

Aaron Ball has worked in the outdoor industry for over 20 years as a guide, instructor, trainer, and supervisor. Aaron is a Rescue 3 International instructor trainer, a Wilderness Medicine Training Center senior instructor, and an American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education professional and recreational avalanche instructor, course leader, and instructor trainer. Additionally, Aaron is a faculty member in Fort Lewis College’s Adventure Education Department and a guide for San Juan Mountain Guides.

Aaron sits on several committees and boards including the Open Sky Wilderness’s risk management committee and the board of directors for the Friends of the San Juans.  He has given numerous talks at national and regional conferences including the Wilderness Risk Management Conference (WRMC), the Association for Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) annual conference, and Association for Experiential Education (AEE) regional conferences.  Aaron has a Master’s Degree in adventure education with a specific emphasis on risk management and is pursuing his PhD in education where he is researching judgment development of avalanche professionals.