Urban Water Rescue Considerations
Date & Time
Saturday, October 12, 2019, 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Flooding events are becoming more and more common in our communities. The 100-year flood has been happening every 3–5 years. Traditional water rescue training centers around a natural river environment but does not cover an urban environment in detail. Rescue crews need to understand the dynamic environment when our streets and towns are turned into raging rivers. This class will cover hydrology, operations, scene size up, the rescue sequence, victim contact and assessment, victim transport out of the hot zone, rescue from vehicles in water, specialized resources and night-time operations.