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Class size: Limited to 24

Preregistration Required: (10% late fee less than 14 days before class)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: 8 hour course covering Flood and Swiftwater rescue team ICS, safety, PPE, Haz Mat situations, site evaluations, hydrology, and shore .

COURSE FORMAT: The FAS 1st Responder course is taught in a 1 day format. Day 1 morning is lecture, afternoon is introduction to ropes, knots, throw lines, and shallow water crossing techniques.

The person completing this course will have the knowledge and skills to decide the proper course of action in floods and swiftwater environments.

STANDARDS: This course meets and exceeds Industry Standards and NFPA 1670 and 1006 requirements. To completely meet all NFPA requirements the Technician would need to attend the FAST R1,R2 and FAST RBO 1 classes.

PPE: Each student is required to provide their own Personal Protective Gear:

  •  “USCG” approved Type III or V PFD (Type V preferred)
  • Wet suit boots with hard sole bottom or tennis shoes
  • Water or vertical rescue helmet
  • Full wet or dry suit as weather conditions dictate
  • Water or abrasion protective gloves

RENTAL GEAR: RTI has a limited number of gear sets of PFD and helmet for rent. First come basis.

PHYSICAL FITNESS REQUIREMENTS: RTI field courses are strenuous in nature. RTI recommends the student be in good physical and mental condition.

Additional course information will be emailed to each student registered.

Applications due two weeks prior to class

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