Medical Clearance / Fit For Duty Statement:
The TR Water Rescue course is a very physically and psychologically strenuous course. There are many hazards & risks such as debris, biological hazards, animals, rocks, and chemicals in water, moving parts on boats, and other hydrologic features can pose the risk of serious injury, death, drowning, or near drownings by participating. Due to the extreme nature of the course, this will cause strenuous stress upon the body and may influence pre-existing medical conditions or cause new injuries or illnesses. WARNING: Students with less than average swimming abilities or significant medical problems are discouraged from attending our course due to the intensity of rapids, extreme environments, and stress placed upon the body. (Class II & III). Each participant will be required to be medically cleared prior to each practical skills session before being allowed to participate.
Each participant must meet the following medical criteria before being allowed to participate: NFPA 1584 recommends these vital signs for release Temperature:
Temperature <100.6 F Heart Rate: <100 bpm
Respiratory Rate: 12-20 per min.
Blood Pressure: <160 systolic and <100 diastolic
Pulse Oximetry: >94 percent.
In the event a participant does NOT meet this criterion they will be required to rest for a period of time and will be re-evaluated. If their vital signs do not improve they will NOT be permitted to continue participating in practical skills.