Course Announcement

WET-TEC Program Level 1 Module- AWRF - Advanced Water Rescue for Flood Response
Designed for team members responding to standing and moving water Flood/Swiftwater operations

DATE:  Spring 2013 TBD or sponsor a class of your own

 Per student fee is $375 to $525   
Course Materials, Lunch and snacks are provided Sat-Sun .
All students receive an attendance certificate. A certification of Successful Completion is also issued after passing required stations and the final exam.

 Local hotels are available at reasonable rates and more information on these hotels and restaurants will be provided with student enrollment 

Attendees must have proof of the following prerequisite Swiftwater rescue training:  basic WR emergency response level or SWRT training, line systems for WR, minimum 2 years active membership in Public Safety/Water Rescue team.  Attendees must have team approval to attend and be covered by their team's insurance.  Boat operations from an in-house or national recognized training program is recommended.  Students must have all PPE's to include but not limited to Water Helmet, Wet or Dry Rescue Suit (Wet and Dry recommend), water gloves, WR PFD with knife, light and attachment system ,  2 locking steel D carabineers and eye protection.

RITA Water Rescue Training programs

Water Emergency Team - Technician (WET-TEC©) program is a multi-level program consisting of modules that train the Water Rescue Technician to responded to real world water rescue emergencies thru realistic simulated training from experienced instructors in a safe and controlled environment.   Course development draws from years of WR response experience to Swiftwater and major flood events and recognized Water Rescue community wide standard procedures supplemented with many new RITA developed advanced techniques designed to fill the void in responderís capabilities and advanced training.

Advanced Water Rescue Flooding Course at ASCI

The AWRF module is two days with night ops and is designed to use advance training protocols and equipment to take the SWRT to the next level of training in a safe and controlled environment. RITA has partnered with the Adventure Sport Center International to provide the most realistic training conditions possible, in their state of the art re-circulating waterway and with leading manufactures to provide the students with the latest in rescue technologies.  The center provides the instructors the ability to control water flow from a gentle stream to a raging river with the ability to stop water flow almost on command.  This will be the first class for the new revised course program. Limited Train the Trainer positions are available.

ASCI  main drop allows creation of any size standing wave or simulates a low head dams boil line

RI has pioneered the use of the Submerged Vehicle Rescue Simulator (SVRS)  to allow students to practice the most common type of flood rescue operations  under controlled and supervised conditions.  Using the SVRS, students get to practice rescues of victims from a submerged pickup truck in currents similar to real world scenarios.   SVRS evolutions included Powered Boat, PWC, Tethered Boat,  Tethered Device, Go Rescue, and with its patent pending design and control system it provides instructors the ability to adjust position and location during the evolutions just like a real world rescue.

Rescuers practice Swiftwater and standing water recovery on the SVRS
The SVRS is a specially prepared truck with all glass removed,  all shap's are removed and the truck is coated in urethane,  itís an environmentally safe interactive training prop

Student get final instructions before starting evolution - - - - - Movable control point boat rescue of victim off rock


RSQcraft Picking victim of rock

Students will employ advanced rope systems during the class with more than 50% of the class being hands-on and water ops, including a simulated rescue exercise.   The exercise and hands on stations will also be part of the students overall evaluation and certification as part of a WET-TEC or agency Technician level rating.

Class is limited to 20 students with in water participation and WET-TEC certification and an addition 10 students for classroom and shore support with a certificate of completion only.

To register click the PayPal button or e-mail  with your full contact and agency information. A confirmation and billing information will be sent.  Agency PO accepted on prior approval for 2 or more students.

Sign up now and pay with PayPal  we have a limited number of full participation seats available.  You will be contacted by e-mail with course and registration information.  There are limited Train the Trainer seats available for experienced instructors e-mail for details with your info.

Manufactures do you have a new product or want to expose your water rescue products to water rescue professionals from across the country and around the world.  Contact Rescue International about becoming a sponsor of RI's response teams our training programs or being an exhibitor at our expo. Contact us for details.

Other RITA classes  are PWC Flood Operations,   K9 Search with Dogs,  Advance boat operations, WET-TEC certifications Operations Level, Advanced Water Rescue for Flood Operations Tech Level

RITA is looking for additional related surface and dive rescue/recovery programs contact RITA with your program proposal.


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