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Swiftwater Rescue Rules of Engagement

Friday, April 19
Classroom Session
Technical Rescue

This class is designed for nonwater rescue trained members and experienced water rescue team members to prepare them to arrive first on scene at water rescue incidents. Lessons learned provide a foundation to perform scene size-up, scene safety, assessing the victims, hydrology, allocation of resources, and rescue decision making. Students will learn proper PPE and water rescue equipment necessary. Proven and progressive rescue techniques will be discussed to enhance response safety and skills. Attendees will improve decision making capabilities and identify rescue priorities and use these priorities to ensure a safe and successful rescue.

*Eligible for CEH/CAPCE Credit

Greg Merrell, Battalion Chief - Oklahoma City Fire Department