Swiftwater Safety & Rescue

For those who enjoy fishing, boating, hunting, working, or recreating near rivers and other moving water environments, these courses focus on hazard awareness and avoidance, safe wading, self-rescue, helping others and specialized safety equipment. These are a must to ensure you go home after a day on the river!


Swiftwater Rescue Technician 2 course

Swiftwater Rescue Technician 3 course


Search & Rescue and Training for other Rescue Professionals:

The Swiftwater Safety Rescue Technician (SSRT) programs for Search and Rescue teams have been designed for specific applications. These courses are also excellent for fire rescue personnel and other rescue professionals.

River safety training is a requirement for people/agencies who:

  • Work in or near river environments classified as low to high risk
  • Work doing specific tasks such as inspections, patrols, habitat biology
  • Are landscape mining, conducting exploration work, or in oil & gas
  • Wildlife/resource management, water sampling, bridge building, and/or
  • Work in small teams unsupervised


Participants learn to respond and operate in moving water environments. Emphasis is on personal and team safety, as well as on search, rescue, and recovery techniques from low to high risk.

There are 4 different courses available ranging from 1 day to 4 days (with prior e-learning). We can help you choose the right course for you or your team based on your level of risk, complexity of tasks, and job mandate. 

Course Length: 1 - 4 days

Contact our team at info@rctraining.ca

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