Rescue 3 International Preferred Training Provider
Since 1996, we have proudly served as a Preferred Training Provider with Rescue 3 International. Whether you are a recreational enthusiast, fire/rescue, or military special operations specialist we have a course for you. Because we offer multiple courses throughout the year, this keeps our class sizes to a minimum of less than 12 students. This allows us to deliver a more enjoyable training experience and reduces the instructor to student ratio for a more one-on-one interaction. We pride ourselves on scheduling courses around complicated shift schedules and can accommodate last minute class requests due to military deployments or public safety staffing constraints.
Professional Swiftwater / Flood Rescue & Industrial Water Safety
Industrial Water Safety & Rescue Courses:
Lifejacket Competent User (LJCU)-6 hours
Industries who have employees who must work in close proximity to water sources are required by OSHA1926.106 to provide life jacket and water rescue capabilities. In addition, those employees should receive safety training & rescue techniques in the event a rescue must be conducted. When people operate in the warm zone at a water operation & rescue incident, it is usually not intended they will enter the water. This course provides the student with the hazards and training for rescue and dynamics water sources (i.e. lakes, ponds or rivers).
Safe Working Near Water (SWNW)-4 hours
A classroom-based course, that looks at the hazards and risk associated with inland (lakes, canals, rivers) and coastal water. It looks at basic control measures and safe working practices that can be introduced, including types of PPE and their use. The SWNW course is designed for industry, civil engineering, and other workers near water. The comparable course for those supporting rescue teams is Water and Flood Awareness (AWR).
Co-Worker Rescue from Water – Basic (CWRWB)-16 hours
This course providers the knowledge and techniques to allow employees to provide bank-based rescue cover for their colleagues working next to basic water environments (eg small lakes, canals, sheltered harbors, and marinas where use of a powered safety boat is not required). The equivalent course for professional rescue teams is our Basic Water Rescuer (BWR) course.
Co-Worker Rescue from Water & Basic and Moving (CWRWBM)-24 hours
This course is designed to provide students with the requisite knowledge and needed to allow employees to provide shore-based rescue standby for their colleagues working next to static & moving water environments. (inland rivers, confined tidal flows) where use of a powered safety boat is not required.
Flood Worker Safety (FWS)-8 Hours
This one day course assists organizations who’s workers may work around flood water, such as road contractors, storm water contractors, flood engineers, and vehicle break down services. We still advocate that the public should never drive in flood water, but while the public hopefully stay indoors during flood events, many critical services such as storm water, roads and other utilities still have to operate and do so as part of mitigating the flooding event. Such critical services need basic training to work safely around flood water.
This course has half a day in the classroom discussing safety planning, working safely around flood water, flood water features and hazards, vehicles in water safety and escape methods, personal protective equipment, special hazards (aqueducts, manholes etc), medical considerations, decontamination, communications and incident management. The second part of the day is spent in moving water (grade 1-2) and covers how to use throwbags, wading/crossing techniques, and survival swimming. This course is a must for any employee or volunteer working near or in flood water.
For organizations that have a higher risk such as hydrologists, dam operators, remote/lone workers etc, we recommend our two day Flood Operations course that allows for more customization including wader safety, more advanced rescues and practicals in higher water flows (grade 2+).
Flood Operations (FO)-12 hours
The Flood Operations course was designed to provide emergency planners and emergency workers with the necessary knowledge and techniques to enable them to assess and work in flood environments. Flood Operations is perfect for those who will be working in heavy flood conditions, such as hydrologists, dam workers, road workers, and utilities repair workers. The course is a mixture of theory input and in-water practical sessions.
Industrial Rope & Rescue Courses:
Industrial Rope Rescue Technician (IRRT)
Falls are the number 1 killer in the construction industry and the number 2 killer in private industry, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The OSHA and NFPA compliant Industrial Rope Rescue course is designed to prepare companies and workers at height in the occupations covered by OSHA that require Fall Protection and Fall Arrest.
The IRRT program provides training and education on the safety requirements for personal fall arrest systems, guidelines for minimum requirements for a Managed Fall Protection Program, Safety requirements for positioning and travel restraint systems to help prevent falls, and safety requirements and Hands-on training for Assisted-Rescue and Self-Rescue systems (ANSI/ASSE Z359.4).
This course is approximately four days—32 hours total with 4-6 hours of classroom and 26-28 hours in the field. The class will be held over 4 days. This agenda can also be adjusted to fit each group’s training objectives if necessary
Confined Space Rescue for the Industry Worker
This course 4-day course is designed to improve the safety and productivity of confined space industry workers. The focus of the course is on accident prevention, hazard identification, safe operations and rescue skills. The course covers basic and specialized equipment, ropes and rigging, safety considerations, scene management and organization, lowering and raising systems, patient packaging and litter management in confined space environments.
Tower Rescue for the Industry Worker
Tower Safety and Rescue for the Tower Worker is designed to prepare individuals familiar with tower operations to perform rescues for themselves and their coworkers in an emergency. Topics include basic and specialized equipment, ropes and rigging, safety considerations, scene management and organization, simple lowering of injured workers, belaying lowering and raising systems and simple rappels in a tower environment. Course length: 3 days