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Open/Private:  Open to FAST 2 Recert only

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.

Applications due two weeks prior to class

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