FLOOD AND SWIFTWATER TECHNICIAN 2 (FAST 2) – Payne Springs Fire Rescue
September 14, 2015 - September 15, 2015| $300.00
Class size: Limited to 12
Preregistration Required: (10% late fee less than 14 days before class)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: 20 hour course covering advanced FAST1 skills, large and expanded search and rescue missions, search techniques, advanced rope systems including highline with boat and/or swimmer attached, line grappling, and more. This course also includes two mandatory nights of training. Night 1 is technical skills. Night 2 is mock search and rescue scenario
COURSE FORMAT: The FAST 2 course is normally taught in 2 day and 2 night training sessions.
The person completing this course will have the knowledge and skills to command a FAST 1 team, initiate a larger scale search and rescue mission, establish a field command, implement advanced skills and conduct searches in day and night conditions.
Prerequisite: Current FAST R1
STANDARDS: This course meets and exceeds Industry Standards and NFPA 1670 and 1006 requirements. This course along with FAST R1 completes the requirements for 1670 and 1006.
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 w/ waterproof light
- Full wet or dry suit as weather conditions dictate
- Water or abrasion protective gloves
- Handheld waterproof searchlight
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.
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Applications due two weeks prior to class