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RT: Surface Water I/II

October 16

Florence Regional Training Center

4648 Chisholm Road
Florence, AL 35630 United States

This course is based on NFPA 1006: Standard for Technical Rescue Personnel Professional Qualifications. This course is designed for individuals who will perform or direct a technical rescue by identifying hazards, using equipment, and applying advanced techniques to rescue a victim who is afloat on the surface of a body of water.

Due to NFPA 1006 standard change, courses scheduled in 2024 can be located here: Technical Rescue Personnel: Surface Water Rescue Awareness, Operations, and Technician


(Pro Board or IFSAC) Certified Rescue Technician: Rope I


Instate Cost: 240

Out of State Cost: 480

Required Text:

Water Rescue Principles and Practice

Certification Course Syllabus

Practical Exam Materials

Special Equipment:

  • Water helmet or climbing helmet (no fire fighting helmets)
  • Wetsuit or dry suit
  • Water boots or tennis shoes
  • Water gloves
  • Coast Guard approved Type V personal flotation device
  • 2 forms of waterproof light (waterproof flashlight and glow stick for night drill)