A classroom based course designed to provide personnel working near water and floods with sufficient knowledge to be aware of the hazards created by this environment and develop an understanding of water rescue techniques.

Designed in conjunction with local government agencies, this course enables Emergency Planners & Workers to assess and work in flood environments.

This course is designed for personnel who may be deployed to a basic (still) water environment, such as lakes, ponds and canals, where they may be required to undertake rescues.

This one-day course is designed for personnel who may operate near water as part of their work requirement, and for personnel who will work in the warm zone at a water rescue incident.

Prepares personnel to work around the water and undertake bank based and shallow water wading rescues. One of the main roles of a First Responder is to support Swiftwater Rescue Technicians at an incident and will have the ability to self-rescue, provide rescue to those in shallow water and conduct basic rope work.

This course complies with the Defra Module 3 content requirements and for many years has been seen as the ‘benchmark’ training course for swiftwater and flood rescue teams. This training course is intended for personnel who may be required to carry out rescues in a swiftwater & flood environment – Emergency Services personnel, Mountain Rescue Teams etc.

Further develops the in-water, rope and search techniques introduced at SRT to provide the techniques to operate in more complex and advanced environments including night operations.
Since 2013 (SRTA) is delivered on a modular basis with water (SRTA W) and rope (SRTA R) elements delivered separately.

Designed for Swiftwater & Flood First Responders, this workshop provides the opportunity to utilise an in-water vehicle to apply and develop existing techniques and knowledge. Based at TBIWWC in the northeast this course uses the purpose designed in-water training vehicle in a controllable water flow.

Designed for Swiftwater & Flood Rescue Technicians who may be required to undertake rescues from vehicles in water. The workshop looks at vehicle behaviour and stabilisation in the water as well as access techniques and casualty extrication. Based at TBIWWC in the North East this course uses a purpose-designed in-water training vehicle in a dedicated channel.

Intended for agencies responding to water-based searches this course focuses on the development of in-water search operations and management appropriate to the flooded urban environment and river corridor searches. It also provides an insight into the overall search management process.

The Water and Flood Team Leader is designed for existing Swiftwater First Responders, Technicians or Swiftwater Flood Rescue Boat Operators who will lead a team of that level at water and floods incidents.

This course is designed for individuals who may be required to undertake the role of Incident Commander at a water or flood incident or act as an water/flood advisor to operational or tactical command. The course meets the content and learning outcomes of the CFOA/Defra Module 5 - Water Incident Management.