World Academy of Safety & Health (WASH) Swift Water Rescue Course – Advanced

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This is delivered either as a blended format or full in-person course. The price includes all classroom, pool, and swift water sessions as well as the certification PDF after successful completion of the course.

Topics include: Leadership & incident command; communication systems; forces of water; hydrology; limitations for rescues; rope handling; aerial highline construction over water; behaviors of victims; local and state policies & protocols; anchor construction; safety checks; entry rescues; swim techniques; floating & swimming directionally; extrication techniques; search & rescue techniques; water & weather resources and guides; tethered vessel rescues; watercraft rescue navigation

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Participants who successfully complete the Swift Water Rescue Advanced Course course receive a certificate from the World Academy of Safety & Health (WASH) valid for 3 years.




As an international authorized training center (ATC), Lifeguarding Classes LLC is proud to be able to offer the World Academy of Safety & Health (WASH) suite of Swift Water Rescue courses to fire departments, coast guards, disaster response teams, river guides, and other emergency personnel.

Delivery: This is delivered either as a blended format or a full in-person course. Price includes all classroom, pool, and swift water sessions as well as the certification PDF once the entirety of the course is successfully completed.

Design: This course is designed for rescue professionals who have significant experience in, on, or around swift moving non-tidal water; technical rescue; and/or employment as an emergency responder. This course is geared toward search and rescue teams, military or pr-military organizations, park rangers or forest service personnel, firefighters. This course meets national Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1670 and 1006 standards:

NFPA 1006 – Standard for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications (JPR’s)

NFPA 1670 – Operations and Training for the Technical Search and Rescue Incident (AHJ)

Age Requirement: minimum of 18 years of age

Certification: Participants who successfully complete this course receive a WASH Swift Water Rescue Advanced Technician certificate valid for three (3) years from date of completion.

Course Progression: Swift Water Rescue – Advanced

Prerequisites: minimum of 18 years of of age; ability to tread water for two (2) minutes using only one’s legs; ability to swim 300 yards using front crawl; ability to back float for ten (10) minutes; ability to retrieve a ten (10) pound weight from a water depth of at least 6 feet, resurface, and swim 25 yards with the weight above the surface of the water; current WASH Swift Water Rescue Tech Intermediate certificate

Course Length:  This course takes approximately 24-30 hours of contact time plus the 2-3 hours for the online module.


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