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Hurricane Response Technician 1 – (HRT-1) – Hosted by Texas Citizen Response Group

June 15, 2019 - June 16, 2019


OPEN COURSE Class limited to 24

Instructor: Wesley Meyer – RTI Master Instructor

Pre-requisites: Good physical condition, average swimming ability,

This course is designed for those that may be responsible for public safety or respond to areas affected by hurricanes or other cyclonic weather events. The course includes 2 days of training. First day is all classroom going over information regarding storms and how to prepare, when to secure operations, when to resume operations, dealing with the aftermath. Day 2 is field event including various rescue techniques that may be used in rescue and recovery efforts.

The course covers:

  • RTI Standard and Levels of Training
  • Liability Issues for the Technician
  • Standard of Care
  • Level of training
  • Duty to Act
  • Good Samaritan Law
  • Tracking training
  • Current Certification
  • Hurricane Devastation, Storm Surge, Floods, Winds and other Meteorological Occurrences
  • History (1900 storm, Katrina, Harvey, Cat ratings, Winds and storm surge
  • Safety Concerns
  • Classes of Storms and Hurricanes
  • Egress classification
  • Rally Point – emergency shelter if things go bad.
  • Incident Command
  • Safety Equipment
  • Communication / Identification
  • Personal / Technical Risk Progression
  • Hydrology and Meteorological
  • Rescue Ropes & Technical adjuncts
  • Rescue Knots & Hitches
  • Throw lines
  • Survival Defensive Swim
  • Shallow Water Crossing Techniques
  • Shallow Water Crossing Techniques
  • Survival, Defensive and Aggressive Swim Positions
  • Line Crossing Options
  • Shallow Water Crossing
  • Tensioned Line
  • Wall / Building rescues
  • Bridge Rescue
  • Boats

Equipment needed:

  • USCG Approved Type III or Type V Rescue PFD
  • Rescue rated helmet (Vertical or water)
  • Appropriate swimwear for day 2
  • Appropriate thermal protection for day 2 (wet or dry suit) As necessary
  • Tennis shoes, water duty boots or wet suit boots with hard soled bottoms


June 15, 2019
June 16, 2019
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Rescue Training International


Corpus Christi, Texas
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Applications due two weeks prior to class

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