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Technical Rescue Personnel: Surface Water Rescue Awareness, Operations, and Technician

June 10, 2024

Prattville Regional Training Center

350 County Road 4 West
Prattville, Alabama 36067

This course is based on NFPA 1006: Standard for Technical Rescue Personnel Professional Qualifications, Chapter 17, 2021 Edition. 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.


(Pro Board or IFSAC) Certified Rescue Technician: Rope I or Technical Rescue Personnel: Rope Rescue Awareness and Operations Levels


Instate Cost: 240

Out of State Cost: 480

Required Text:

Jones & Bartlett, Water Rescue: Principles and Practice, Third Edition

Certification Course Syllabus

Certification Practical Exam Materials – Currently under revision

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)