Basic Water Rescue

Basic Water Rescue

Format of Program: Class presented as lecture (on-line coming soon). Hands on Program as well.

Program Length:  Didactic 4 Hours 30 Minutes Prices: Contact us for pricing details

The course meets the requirements of . NFPA 1006 JPR(s):

Program description:

After completing this program, the students will be able to:

  • List water safety guidelines for activities in, on or around the water.   
  • Recognize the characteristic behaviors of someone who needs help in the water.   
  • Define an emergency action plan.  
  • Describe how to develop an emergency action plan.  
  • Describe how to trap air in clothing for buoyancy as a means of self-rescue when not wearing a life jacket.  
  • Describe two positions used for floating in cold water while wearing a life jacket.  
  • Explain how to perform an ice self-rescue.  
  • Explain how to help someone who has fallen through the ice.  
  • Describe actions to take to prevent or delay hypothermia.  
  • Describe how to care for someone having a seizure in the water.

Hands On 6 hours  

  • Demonstrate the HELP and huddle positions.  
  • Demonstrate two ways to perform a reaching assist.  
  • Demonstrate a throwing assist using two different pieces of equipment.   
  • Demonstrate a wading assist with equipment.  
  • Demonstrate the beach drag and walking assist. 
  • Demonstrate two ways to stabilize a victim’s head, neck and back in the water.