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Swiftwater Rescue Technician Course Level 2 (SRT-2)

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This course combines techniques learned in Swiftwater Rescue Technician level 1 (SRT1) and Technical Rope Rescue (TRR), building on the self-rescue techniques learnt in SRT-1 to concentrate on victim rescue. Participants are introduced to more complex water rescue situations including a mock night river rescue scenario. The three day course includes 5-7 hours of classroom instruction, followed by two and one-half days of hands-on skill development.

SRT-2 is run for private booking of 10 or more persons. Please enquire.

Participants are introduced to the role and the correct use of various skills in river and flood rescue, including

  • rope systems
  • management of litter(rescue stretcher) & patient raising systems
  • highline systems
  • advanced river search concepts
  • performing rescues at night or in low visibility
  • and basic flood disaster management.


Practical skills and knowledge covered include:-

  1. International rescue philosophy
  2. Swiftwater hydrology
  3. Hazard identification & management
  4. Knots and anchors (advanced)
  5. Mechanical advantage systems (advanced)
  6. High point redirections
  7. Equipment selection, use & care
  8. Low to high risk rescue options
  9. Technical systems rigging & operation
  10. Stretcher handling and management
  11. Low angle rope rescue systems
  12. Raising and lowering systems
  13. Tyrolean rope rescue system
  14. Rescue/team management systems
  15. Preplanning and logistics
  16. Search theory & methodology

Additional Info

  • Sponsors: Rescue 3 Japan
  • Cost: 35,000yen (3days)
  • Practice Cost: 5,000yen per day.
  • Insurance Cost: 500yen (1000yen for practice pers.)
  • Field Location: Shiribetsu River
  • Classroom Location: NOASC Niseko
  • Min. Persons: 10
  • Max. Persons: 15 pers + 5 refreshers
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