Classroom Based Learning Objectives:
- Introduction to Standard and terms
- Culvert hydrology
- NFPA response model
- NIMS structure
- Introduction to GPS FEMA Geocache and a common operational theater
- Auto in swift water management and extrication
- Attic rescue
In-Water Training Objectives:
- Searching and marking structures
- Structural evaluation of integrity
- Approaching the auto in water
- Night operations
- Managing small domestic animals in the flooded theater
- Management theory of livestock
- Scene management
- Scene/personnel marking with chemlights
Experiential Learning Objectives:
- Skill set minimum personnel requirements
- Rehab period evaluation
- Cold water PPE limitations
- Forces involved in scene management tools and safety sets
- Challenges in Flood water communications
- Scene assessment
What to Expect upon Arrival to Class
- You will be given a contact cell number for Course Lead
- You should expect to have a personal vehicle and that it may need to participate in shuttles to and from access points.
- Instructional staff will coordinate a community fund collected from students to pay for on-site lunches for the duration of the course. This is usually about $7.00 per man per day for cold cut lunches and staff will pack and restock as needed over duration of course.
- Wetsuits can be rented upon arrival but you need to make instructional staff aware upon booking course.
- Make staff aware of any medical needs specific to you prior to day one.