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Swiftwater Rescue Class

  • 09 May 2015
  • 10 May 2015
  • TBD


Final location will be selected closer to the date, but will be near the Ocoee River in Tennessee. In the past Russ has had the course at Gee Creek campground on Saturday and at Double  Suck Rapid on the Ocoee on Sunday. Saturday is mostly ground school with a little time in the water in the afternoon. 

Camping is not included in the fee.

16 hour Swiftwater Rescue course


This course meets or exceeds the guidelines for the NFPA 1670 Awareness and Operations levels for swiftwater rescue. We cover valuable swiftwater rescue techniques in both classroom and practical hands-on training settings. Subjects included but not limited to:

-          scene assessment

-          activation of the Emergency Response System

-          evaluation of potential and existing water hazards

-          scene management

-          rescue vs. recovery

-          personal safety measures

-          planning

-          medical considerations

-          rescue equipment (including rescue vest)

-          self-rescue and shore-based rescue techniques 


Russ Miller from Wilderness Safety Consultants (WSC) will be the lead instructor for the training. Information regarding his experience and credentials can be found on his web site: www.wsc2.com. Please feel free to contact Russ if you have any questions concerning course content or additional courses and certifications.


Russ L. Miller



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