Swiftwater First Responder. SFR DEFRA Module 2

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For emergency services and voluntary organisations looking to become or continue as part of a national asset registered team.

This Syllabus aims to ensure that participants can understand the river/ flood hydrology to spot the dangers and provide safety cover as others (SRT teams or Boat based operation teams) work in and around water. The participants will learn about upstream and downstream cover techniques how and how to rescue people from the water whilst keeping themselves safe.

They will also learn how to look after themselves and self rescue if they end up in the water.


Pre requisites- confident swimmer.

Time required- 2 days.