Water Rescue

Swiftwater Rescue Technician DEFRA Mod 3

Course Description

The Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technician course complies with Defra Module 3 content requirements, and for many years has been seen as the benchmark training course for swiftwater and flood rescue teams. This training course is intended for personnel who may be required to carry out rescues in a swiftwater and flood environment, including emergency services personnel and mountain rescue teams. It isalso a recognised qualification in the world of international raft and kayak guiding.

Course length:

4 days

Course content includes:

Introduction to technical rescue equipment
Hazard identification & risk assessment
Introduction to rope systems
Swimming in moving water
Medical considerations
Basic boat-handling skills
Scene management
Contact and in-water rescues
Basic incident command
Crossing techniques
Search Operations
Flat water boat handling


Must be a confident swimmer
Minimum age: 18

Qualification valid for:

3 years

Course Date:

1st - 4th December 2016

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