Fauquier County Department of Fire Rescue           & Emergency Management                                    

62 Culpeper Street                                                                                                                       Warrenton, Virginia 20186                                                                                                                    
Administration / Operations- 540-422- 8800
Training - 540-422-8820

 

Water Rescue and Emergency Response - (Operations Level)

  • 13 Sep 2019
  • 18:00
  • 15 Sep 2019
  • 17:00
  • TBD
  • 5

Registration


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ATTENTION FAUQUIER STUDENTS: If you fail to attend this course after registering, your individual fire rescue company will be responsible for the $200.00 course fee per the Special Operations group.

Course Description: Classroom and practical hands-on training covers planning, medical considerations, rescue equipment, self-rescue and shore-based rescue techniques. Course meets or exceeds NFPA 1670 operator level guidelines.

The Water Rescue and Emergency Response Course covers planning for water emergencies, dynamics of moving water, medical conditions, personal safety, and fundamental rescue techniques (self and shore based rescue). This course is a prerequisite for Swift Water Technician. The course provides students with classroom and hands-on training. Course Overview Video

Special Note: Students enrolled in swift water programs must be prepared to engage in strenuous activities in extreme weather and water conditions. If a student has a known medical condition that could foreseeably jeopardize his/her safety during participation or be aggravated by participation, the student should not participate. 

The program is designed to train fire, rescue, police, park and other emergency services personnel. The minimum age for attending any water rescue course is 18 years-of-age. Swift water awareness is a prerequisite for this course and can be taken online at Water Rescue for the First Responder Awareness  or Swiftwater & Flood Rescue Awareness

This course and will include a swim test (100 yards), skills evaluation, and written test.

All sections must be passed to achieve certification.

Required Equipment: A U.S. Coast Guard approved (type III or V) personal flotation device (PFD), water rescue helmet, gloves, shoes, throw bag, and appropriate clothing for water and weather conditions

DATES:             

First Class is September 6th, 2019 at 1800hrs

Saturday September 7th, 2019 at 0800hrs

Sunday September 8th, 2019 at 0800hrs

course Cost: $200.00 for all students. ATTENTION FAUQUIER STUDENTS: If you fail to attend this course after registering, your individual fire rescue company will be responsible for the $200.00 course fee per the Special Operations group.

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