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Technical Rescue Personnel: Swiftwater Rescue Awareness, Operations, and Technician

June 13, 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 18, 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 from water moving at a rate greater than 1.15 mph.


(Pro Board or IFSAC) Certified Rescue Technician: Rope II or Technical Rescue Personnel: Rope Rescue Technician Level; and (Pro Board or IFSAC) Certified Rescue Technician: Surface Water I/II or Technical Rescue Personnel: Surface Water Awareness, Operations and Technician Levels


Instate Cost: 180

Out of State Cost: 360

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)