PENNSYLVANIA WATER RESCUE
The PFBC initiated the Pennsylvania Water Rescue Program in 1983 to provide water and ice rescue training for fire and rescue department personnel. Since that time, over 45,000 students have been trained in the most current techniques. It is now the largest non-profit, public water and ice rescue training program known to exist in the United States.
Heroes of Water Rescue Award
Water Rescue Training Overview (video)
PA Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team - Facebook page
PA-HART Mission Ready (video)
THE WATER RESCUE CURRICULUM IS MADE UP OF FIVE COURSES
Water Rescue for the First Responder (Awareness Level)
(2 - 2.5 hours) (FEMA Course 15-32934)
NFPA 1670 Awareness Level online course
Classroom course covers: scene assessment, activation of the Emergency Response System, evaluation of potential and existing water hazards, scene management, rescue vs. recovery, and personal safety measures. Course meets NFPA 1670 awareness level guidelines.