This 2-day, 16-hour course meets the applicable NFPA Awareness and Operations objectives. Students that successfully complete this course will be awarded a Swiftwater Rescue Operations certificate. This class will be held on the Obed Wild & Scenic River in Lansing, TN May 18-19, 2019. Class will start promptly at 8:00 am on May 18. We will meet in the parking lot of Lilly Bridge. Directions to the bridge can be found here. See CLASS INFO below for more information about camping and what to bring.
May 18-19, 2019 Swiftwater Rescue - Operations
If a refund is given for a credit card purchase, the buyer will be charged $20.00 to cover the credit card fees paid by TRT, LLC. The buyer will be refunded a total of $180.00.
No refund will be given if a student is unable to complete the training for the following reasons:
- inability/unwillingness to perform any required skill(s) taught in class
- inability/unwillingness to adhere to safety rules presented by instructors
If a student is unable to complete the course for any reason not listed above, that student may be invited back to a future class. The final decision to invite the student back will be made by the course instructors and will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
The class is $200/person. We'll start at 8am on Saturday and train until 5pm. We'll start back at 8am Sunday morning and train until 5pm again.
We are training right in front of Rock Creek Campground. You can get info on the campground here: Rock Creek Campground
There is another campground up the road and close by. Info on that is here: Lilly Pad Campground
Bring food for both days and a water bottle you can refill. We will have a cooler of ice water. We will take a break for lunch each day, but not a long one.
Students must bring:
- PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICE – Swift Water Rescue Type V or Type III/V hybrid with a quick-release tether belt.
- HELMET - Water Rescue Helmet or Lightweight Technical Rescue Helmet. Helmets must have a chin strap.
- GLOVES- Whitewater gloves, competition water ski gloves, or mechanix gloves with Velcro wrist straps are acceptable.
- FOOTWEAR - River work boots are preferred. No open-toed river sandals can be worn. Dive boots do not provide adequate sole thickness or ankle support. Lace-up sneakers may be worn as a last resort.
- THERMAL PROTECTION - Two-piece Farmer John wetsuits, artificial fabric t-shirts or paddling undershirts are recommended as a base layer under the wetsuit. Full-body water rescue or dive wetsuits or drysuits are acceptable, but wetsuit thickness should not exceed 3.5 mils.
Cotton clothing is strongly discouraged.
- THROW BAG - Each student should bring a swift water rescue throw bag containing at least 55 feet of water rescue throw rope. 70-foot rope bags are preferred.
- PERSONAL ITEMS - Students must provide their own food and any other desired non-alcoholic drinks along with coolers and ice. Electrical service is not available at the campgrounds. Students should also bring their own sunblock, personal medications, raincoat, etc.
- PROHIBITED ITEMS - Students are prohibited from wearing knives or whistles in the river. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited at Rock Creek Campground. Beer is sold at Lilly Pad Campground.
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