Our lead water rescue SMEs are the recipients of the prestigious Higgins and Langley Memorial Award for Program Development, awarded for their contribution to flood rescue training.
DART’s water rescue programmes include:
Flood Response Operations Commander
Swiftwater Technician Level 1 – Land-based
Designed for emergency personnel deployed to effect land-based swift water search and rescue.
Swiftwater Technician Level 2 – Watercraft Operator
Designed for emergency service personnel to safely and effectively operate watercraft in flood waters.
Swiftwater Technician Level 3 – Rescue Swimmer
Designed for emergency service personnel required to enter swift moving water to effect rescues.
Swiftwater Technician Level 4 – Helicopter Rescue Swimmer
Designed for emergency service personnel deployed by helicopter hoist to effect water rescues.
Delivered in conjunction with a third-party commercial diving school. Designed for emergency service personnel to conduct an underwater search, rescue, retrieval and recovery.
Strict instructor / participant ratios are applied to: