Urban Swiftwater Rescue Considerations: Dynamic Thinking for a Dynamic Environment
Date & Time
Thursday, July 23, 2020, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Flooding and flash-flooding are occurring in larger, urban areas more frequently than ever before. These conditions precipitate an unforgiving environment requiring consideration to be given to the significant hazards associated within these areas, as well as performance of atypical, technically based rescues requiring outside-the-box thinking. This session targets those who already have operations or technician-level experience within swiftwater rescue. Topics of discussion include changing weather patterns and the associated effects, urban area hazards/considerations, real-life scenarios with lessons learned, and changing thought patterns from being reactive to becoming more proactive regarding equipment, training and planning.