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WR003: Swift Water and Flood Rescue Technician

Course Code


Who is this course for?

The Swift Water and Flood Rescue Technician course complies with DEFRA Module 3 content requirements. This training course is intended for specialist rescue personnel.


Due to the physical nature of the course, candidates must have a reasonable level of fitness, be able to swim confidently, and will be required to complete a self-declaration of fitness to train (if unsure, please contact us). Preferably, the candidate will have undertaken both a Swift Water and Flood First Responder certification and have completed a rope rescue technician course.

The minimum age is 18 years.

Course content

  • Application of scene management and dynamic risk assessment
  • The role of the Technician within incident structure
  • Search procedures
  • Hazards and hydrology
  • PPE
  • Swimming in moving water
  • Rescue techniques
  • Basic boat paddling and handling
  • Rope based rescue systems
  • Application of specialist rescue equipment
  • Shallow water techniques
  • Casualty management
  • Flood awareness
  • Entrapment drills
  • Night operations

Delivery method and assesment

Lectures and practical elements. The course assessment is by short written test and a heavy emphasis on continuous practical assessment.


Valid for 3 years. Meets the requirements for DEFRA Module 3: Water Rescue Technician – Specialist Rescue operation.


4 days

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