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RT: Swiftwater I/II

June 21

Over the Mountain Regional Training Center

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 from water moving at a rate greater than 1.15 mph.

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


(Pro Board or IFSAC) Certified Rescue Technician: Rope II; (Pro Board or IFSAC) Certified Rescue Technician: Surface Water I


Instate Cost: 180

Out of State Cost: 360

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)