Courses



     

Water Rescue for the First Responder (3 Hours)
Classroom course covers: scene assessment, activation of the Emergency Response System, evaluation of potential and existing water hazards, scene management, rescue vs. recovery, and personal safety measures. Course meets NFPA 1670 awareness level guidelines.  Take this course online by clicking here.
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Ice Safety - Basic Survival & Rescue (2-3 Hours)
Ice rescue is dangerous! This program provides ice safety awareness information. Topics covered include: ice formation and types of ice, personal protective equipment, and medical conditions associated with water and cold weather, how to activate the emergency response system, and how to survive a fall through the ice.




Water Rescue & Emergency Response (16 Hours)
Classroom and practical hands-on training covers planning, medical considerations, rescue equipment, self-rescue and shore-based rescue techniques. Course meets or exceeds NFPA 1670 operator level guidelines.
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Emergency Boat Operations & Rescue (16 Hours)
Classroom and practical hands-on training in boat selection, recommended equipment, boat-handling, moving-water tactics, and boat-rescue techniques. Course meets NFPA 1670 technician level guidelines.
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Advanced Line Systems Rescue (16 Hours)
Classroom and practical hands-on training in line-systems rescues such as Moveable Control Point, Z-drag, Zip Line, and dynamic ferry. Tethered rescue techniques using Type V PFDs are also addressed. Course meets NFPA 1670 technician level guidelines.
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Ice Rescue & Emergency Response (16 Hours)
Classroom and practical hands-on training prepares rescue personnel to evaluate and respond to ice related emergencies. Students learn how to identify ice conditions, use ice rescue equipment and practice shore, boat, and direct contact ice rescue techniques. Course meets NFPA 1670 technician level guidelines.
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For additional information about finding a water rescue instructor, program, or training in
 your area, contact the PA Fish & Boat Commission at 717-705-7841 or email [email protected]