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Swiftwater Rescue First Responder

The Swiftwater Rescue First Responder Course (SRFR) is the introductory level course that focuses on personal safety, self rescue skills and can be tailored to include lower risk partner rescue options.

The SRFR course offers successful candidates a Statement of Attainment in the latest nationally endorsed Units of Competency including:

  • SISOWWR201A Demonstrate self rescue skills in white water.
  • SISOBWG404A Apply river crossing skills.

This course covers the fundamental skills and knowledge that anyone operating near moving water should possess. The SRFR course is a pre-requisite for the Swiftwater Rescue Operator (SRO) Course.

The course will include topics such as:

  • International Rescue Philosophy
  • Swiftwater Hydrology & Dynamics
  • Hazard Identification & Safety Orientation
  • Low to High Risk Rescue Options
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Defensive swimming
  • Offensive swimming
  • Throwbag Rescues (Introduction)
  • Contact Rescues
  • Towed Rescues
  • Shallow Water Crossings
  • Strainer Negotiation

swiftwater hydrology and dynamics

Who is the course for?

The SRFR course is designed for anyone working in and around moving water, including those who may be required to assist in a moving water rescue.

Training and Assessment

The SRFR course is delivered over 2 days. Training and assessment will comprise of both theoretical and practical components. Training will be conducted over 1 day, plus an additional day for the final assessment .

Are there any course pre-requisites?

The SRFR Course is an intensive 2 day program which is both physically and mentally demanding. As a result, students will require an appropriate level of fitness and commitment to effectively participate in the program.

Swiftwater Rescue First Responder Course students must be 18 years of age.

What certification is issued?

Upon successful completion of the SRO course and assessment, along with Unit of Competency requirements, Rescue Training Group P/L (RTO) will issue students with a Nationally recognised Statement of Attainment.

What are the course fees?

Swiftwater Rescue First Responder (SRFR) Course fees are $165. This includes training, supply and use of technical equipment, SRFR Course Manual and professional instruction.

Swiftwater Rescue First Responder Assessment (SRFR-A) fees are $165, including Statement of Attainment.

Thus to complete training and assessment will cost $330.00. Nationally Accredited courses are GST Exempt.

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Rescure Training Group

Rescue Training Group Pty Ltd
52 Fearnley St, Portsmith
MOB: 0406 382 398
RTG is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) under the Australian Quality Training Framework and is authorised to issue students with a Nationally recognised Statement of Attainment.