Basic Water First Responder
Price: $165.00

Item: #02

This one-day course deals with "flat" water and is designed for agencies who have no immediate need for a specialized water rescue class, but wish to have personnel certified in basic water rescue training in order to meet local requirements or comply with OSHA and NFPA guidelines. In order to increase personnel safety and decrease the likelihood of rescuers turning into victims, this course initially focuses on appropriate personal protective equipment and drown-proofing of rescuers. Other course objectives include hazard recognition, site management, shore-based and wading rescue techniques, throw line skills, simple boat-based rescue techniques, and higher risk tethered swimming techniques.
This eight-hour course includes approximately four hours of classroom instruction followed by four hours of in-water skills practice. This is an appropriate class for any organization who works, or may work, around lakes, ponds or other non-flowing water. This course meets the general requirements laid out in the NFPA 1670 standard for Awareness level for water rescue.
This course covers flat water only. For groups with any combination of flat and moving water, Rescue 3 highly recommends Swiftwater First Responder Operations Level as a more appropriate alternative.

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Equipment needed includes drysuit or wetsuit, USCG approved Type III or V PFD (life jacket), whitewater helmet, and water booties or tennis shoes (gloves and fins optional).
  • Course Cost: $165
  • Course Dates: None scheduled at this time. Contact us for availability.