AWR – Awareness Flood & Swiftwater Rescue
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The Essential Flood and Swiftwater Rescue course for non-technicians.
The AWR online course assures that first responders and support personnel operating in the “cold” zone understand the risks, hazards and operations techniques of a moving water emergency.
The Rescue3 Swiftwater and Flood Awareness Certification Course is a comprehensive training course designed to increase the understanding of the risks, hazards and protocols to safely operate and support swiftwater and flood emergencies. The course teaches the fundamentals that will reduce risk of injury or death and maximize the value of support personnel in carrying out rescues.
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Paul – Emergency Management Agency, NGO – New Zealand
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Susan – Search & Rescue – Washington, USA
“It breaks the subject down really well.”
Wayne – Fire Fighter, Training Officer / Training Decision Maker – Ontario, Canada
“The presentation was on spot. The information was presented in a manner that it was easily understood. I also like the fact that I could pause the video and take valuable notes as I view it. I now have a series of notes that will be useful in the future.”
Terrell – fire fighter, training officer, training decision maker, SAR – Oklahoma, USA
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It’s easy, it’s comprehensive, it’s for everyone.
FACT: 6:1 Ratio or Higher
Experts estimate that for every (1) technician on a moving water rescue, between 6 and 10 support personnel are involved in the “warm” and “cold” zones.
Often these support personnel may have limited or NO training or knowledge of Flood or Swiftwater Safety and Rescue.
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Scalable, Efficient, Effective
One of the biggest benefits of the online training is that you can train a single person or you can train an entire city. Think about how long it would take to train 100 personnel to the awareness level. 5, 8, 12 months? Probably a lot longer, but the point is with the Rescue3 Awareness course ALL of your personnel can train simultaneously, during off hours, without any travel costs, overtime costs, or lost wage costs. On top of that each student ends up with a recognized 3rd party NFPA compliant certification! Pretty amazing!
Students can view the course in any order, allowing the user to focus more on areas of content they are weak in and less in areas where they may have prior experience or knowledge.
AWR is a 3hour and 45 minute course with practice quizzes and handouts. The subject matter and standards comply with NFPA standards for Awareness Level training for Swiftwater and Flood Rescue. This is a comprehensive certification course with a graded / timed final exam.
Subjects Include 18 chapters on:
Water Rescue Standards, Rescue Philosophy & Communication, Zoned Approach to Water Rescue, The 15 Absolutes, Hydrology, Swiftwater Features & International River Grading Scale, Swiftwater & Flood Hazards, , Floods, Pre-Planning & Incident Management, Size up & Team Briefings, Personal Equipment, Team Equipment, Personal Safety & Survival, Drowning, Common Medical Conditions in the Water Environment, Waterborne Illnesses, General Moving Water First-Aid.
AWR- Recommended For
This course is recommended for:
Fire Fighters, Police and Law Enforcement, Dispatchers, Engine Operators and Drivers, EMS, Search and Rescue (USAR), Emergency Management, Utility Workers, Risk Management, and any one who may have potential to come into contact with a moving water emergency.
Without basic knowledge of the characteristics, hazards, limitations and techniques those without this course or some form of training are at much higher risk for 1) injury or fatality 2) Compromising a successful rescue.
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from the comfort of your office, home or station.
Save time, money and resources while maintaining the worlds highest standards of training!
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