Fauquier County Department of Fire Rescue           & Emergency Management                                    

30 John Marshall Street                                                                                                                  Warrenton, Virginia 20186                                                                                                      

Administration / Operations- 540-422-8800
Training - 540-422-8820 


Emergency Boat Operation and Rescue - (Swiftwater Boat Operator)

  • 14 May 2021
  • 18:00
  • 16 May 2021
  • 17:00
  • Warrenton Fire Station 1 (Downstairs Training Room), 167 W. Shirley Ave., Warrenton
  • 0


Registration is closed

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: includes both classroom and practical hands-on training in boat selection, recommended equipment, boat-handling, moving-water tactics, and boat-rescue techniques. This course meets NFPA 1670 technician level guidelines. Click for Course 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.


Prerequisites which are required prior to the first day of class:


·         Swiftwater Technician - only a PA WRER or Rescue 3 Technician level course will be accepted.

·         Completion of a Virginia Boating Safety Class – see the link below for more information http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/boating/education/requirement/steps-to-requirement.asp

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


Friday, May 14th at 1800hrs

Saturday, May 15th at 0800hrs

Sunday, May 16th at 0900hrs

LOCATION: Warrenton Fire Station 1101 (Downstairs Training Room)

Course Cost: $200.00 for all students.

Registration will close on 05/10/2021, or when the class size limit of 10 students is reached.

 Students may register using the Training Registration Form

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