Water Rescue Safety and Awareness - Hartland

Location:  Hartland Fire Station
When:  Saturday, July 22
Time: 0800 - 1200
Application Deadline:  Friday, July 7
Course Minimum:  15 students
Please apply by submitting a general admission application to the Vermont Fire Academy by the Application deadline listed above

The Water Rescue Safety and Awareness course is part of a series of courses designed to develop and enhance your skills as a rescuer. These programs are delivered both in the field and as residential offerings at the Vermont Fire Academy to allow you the opportunity to continue your education and training as a rescuer.  This course is designed to introduce Firefighters and EMS personnel to water rescue at the awareness level of response. The course is an informational course with no hands on training component; it is not intended to provide instruction in water rescue skills. To be able to perform water rescues, personal should obtain hands on training such the Water Rescue Operations or Swift- Water Technician level courses.  The overall objective of this course is to enhance the safety of the first responders at water rescue incidents by increasing their knowledge of the hazards of water rescue and the techniques and equipment needed to manage those hazards. At the completion of this course, the student shall have:  an awareness of the risks in water incidents, the ability to recognize hazards at water incidents, knowledge of the VFA water rescue training program, the ability to identify local water rescue resources, the ability to identify basic shore based rescue techniques, the ability to identify water rescue equipment, and an awareness of the risks in water incidents.
Maximum class size:  varies

Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 8:00am

Vermont Fire Academy
93 Davison Drive
Pittsford, VT 05763

Phone:  802-483-2755
Toll free:  800-615-3473
Fax:  802-483-2464