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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

Training Centers

Muscatatuck Urban Training Center

Guardian Center, Perry Georgia

New River Gorge National River

Gauley River National Recreation

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.

Area Accommodations by Course Venue

Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Sevierville, Indiana

Guardian Center, Perry Georgia​

New River Gorge National River