Town of Hampden, MA

  HAMPDEN FIRE DEPARTMENT 

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Swiftwater Rescue-Awareness Level Training 07/2...

Swiftwater Rescue is governed by the NFPA Standard 1670, which addresses techical rescues including water and swiftwater. This class is the Awareness level class, a pre-requisite for the Swiftwater Rescue Operations Level course, and eventually, the Technician level course. Water hydraulics, fluid dynamics, water hazards, reading the water, PPE, and basic rescue techniques are covered in a combination of classroom and practical skill sessions. Photo credits: Jillian Sawicki and Assist. Chief Chuck Beaver.
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