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Swiftwater Rescue

 Swiftwater Rescue

 (Item no: 52495)

Price: $29.95


Product Description

CFS Press, 1996. Paperback, 8 x 11, 240 pages; 235 line drawings; 101 B&W photos. ISBN 0-9649585-0-3.

Firefighters, park rangers, search and rescue squad members, EMS administrators, and anyone whose public safety duties include river, flood or swiftwater rescues will find this densely illustrated, fact-filled book to be of tremendous value. It is written to save lives-yours and your team mates as well as those of the people you rescue. Swiftwater rescue is one of the most dangerous types of technical rescue-this book shows you how to stay alive and succeed.

You'll learn:

Swiftwater hydrology.
-What special equipment you need for swiftwater rescue, including individual and team gear and personal protective equipment.
-Rigging for river rescue, including basics like haul systems and anchors as well as advanced techniques like high lines and tethered boat lowers.
-Shore-based rescues.
-Boat-based and in-water rescues.
-How to use helicopters for swiftwater rescues, including employment considerations, short hauls, hoist operations and rescue swimmers.
-How to deal with special situations like flood channel rescues, cars in the water, and foot and body entrapments.
-Swiftwater incident command.
-Medical considerations for river and flood rescue.

And much, much more!

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