Fauquier County Fire Rescue System

30 John Marshall Street                                                                                                                  Warrenton, Virginia 20186                                                                                                      

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


Water Rescue and Emergency Response - (Operations Level)

  • 25 Jul 2014
  • 18:00
  • 27 Jul 2014
  • 17:00
  • Warrenton Fire Station 1 (Downstairs Training Room)
  • 4


Registration is closed

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.   

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

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