Swiftwater Rescue Technician – Advanced | 3 Day Course | SRT-A
SRT-A: Swiftwater Rescue Technician – Advanced
Rescue 3 International Certification
An Internationally recognized water rescue certification that is written for Professional BOATERS, by Professional BOATERS. It is a fast paced, scenario-based course designed to develop the ability to choose good actions when a river rescue is necessary. This curriculum is for river guides and kayakers that spend a good portion of their lives on the river in a professional capacity, and therefore have a solid base of boating and basic rescue skills already.
This energetic, and physical curriculum will be challenging and focused on quick reaction time with a thorough understanding of options and resources. The skills testing component will emphasize knowing your own limits, skill level, knowledge of basic rope skills and the ability to execute a rescue as part of a team. The challenges of responding at night are highlighted in the night op. The task book at the end lays out easy ways to keep your certification current with continuing education and testing day options. This three day, intensive and comprehensive course takes professional certification for the professional boater to a whole new level.
Prerequisites: Current River Guide, completed guide school, some rescue training in the use of throw bags, basic knots and anchors.
Second of the two courses needed by FIRE PERSONNEL to complete the requirements for the NFPA 1670 Standard in water for the Technician Level.
SRT-A integrates techniques learned in the SRT-1 course, as well as advanced river/flood situations and high angle rope techniques.
The Rescue 3 program was developed by active professionals – search and rescue, paramedics, scuba instructors, lifeguards, whitewater outfitters, police, and firefighters, with among them over 100 years of cumulative whitewater experience. Combining the most applicable techniques of many rescue disciplines, SRT covers many ways to affect river and flood rescues. The primary objective, however, remains to assure the safety of the rescuers themselves – since so many injuries and deaths during river rescues have been due to the well-intentioned rescuers. Instructors teach and participate in many seminars and conferences, and learm from their students as well, keeping the program at the “state-of-the-art”. By working in the field of rescue, traveling and seeing new ideas, Rescue 3 continues to make their courses the most up to date and state of the art curriculum available.
NO meals or lunches are provided. Please bring a healthy lunch and snacks for each day. Plenty of water and drinks advised. There will not be a chance to go anywhere from the training sites for meals. No alcohol Please.
Includes 30 hours of instruction, books, handouts, testing, certification materials, patches, and ID cards. Written and practical tests must be completed prior to certification.
NON-EXPIRED (3 YEARS) COURSES; PREVIOUS GRADUATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPEAT ANY SRT COURSE AT ANY LOCATION AT A COST OF HALF TUITION PAID IN ADVANCE WITH RESERVATION. REPLACEMENT MANUALS $95.
NOTE: Courses are scheduled for more than 1 location please note location when making your reservation.
Meeting location for each course may change. Verify when making reservation as to which location will apply:
NATHROP MAIN BASE LOCATION FOR MOST COURSES: Dvorak Expeditions main base located 10 miles south of Buena Vista on Highway 285 (17921 US Highway 285, Nathrop, CO 81236). (719) 539-6851 office phone. (Arkansas River- Numbers and Salida sections) If there is a change in course meeting location we will contact you prior to course. All courses not designated below as seperate date locations.
*ALMONT, CO --LOCATION: Meeting location is at the Three Rivers Resort in Almont, CO 81210 at 8:30 a.m. (Taylor River) The course will be on the Taylor. Lodging and camping is available with the 3 Rivers Resort. Call for lodging info (970) 641.1303:
* FT.COLLINS, CO: Meeting location is Rocky Mountain Adventures Outpost. 800 858-6808 for camping and location details. Address is 1117 N. Highway 287, Ft. Collins, CO 80522. Outpost is on the corner of Hwy 287 and Shields Street. (Poudre River) Lunches are provided and will be added to the course cost $20 for 3 days.
EARLY COURSES (Call to verify location.) Water levels may dictate the section of river and confirm with your reservation the meeting details) Call 800 824.3795 and give your date of course and reservation number.