This course is the standard for professional swiftwater rescue teams. If your agency responds to moving water accidents, the Technician certification is a must. It is compliant to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) standards 1006 and 1670. The intensive 20 hour swiftwater rescue class has four hours of classroom instruction followed by two and a half days developing and practicing skills on the river. Like all WRI courses, the S/FRT is taught through scenarios. Giving the students an opportunity to work in real time to solve realistic problems. While the initial emphasis is safety and self rescue, the class offers an in-depth look at reading water, recognizing and avoiding hazards, quick rescue techniques, boat-based rescues, entrapment scenarios, and technical rescue systems. We analyze footage of actual river rescues in the classroom and progress from a solid foundation of rescue skills and practice into rescue scenarios on the river. The class is challenging, fun and tailored to your needs. This swiftwater rescue course is good for 12 hours of CEU’s for licensed Montana EMTs.