Water Rescue Safety & Awareness - Bennington

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.

Course Objectives:
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

* An awareness of the risks in water incidents


Bennington Fire Station - River Street

Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Time: 1800 - 2200

Application Deadline:  Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Register for this course by submitting a completed General Admission Application to the Vermont Fire Academy by the registration deadline.

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm