Swiftwater Rescue 2nd Edition offers an in-depth look at swiftwater rescue for the professional — firefighters, park rangers, law enforcement, EMS personnel — as well as anyone who might be faced with the possibility of a flood or swiftwater rescue.
Topics include rescuer safety considerations and equipment; river hydrology; equipment; shore-based, boat-based, and in-water rescue techniques; medical considerations; rigging for river rescue; incident command, animal rescue, and swiftwater training.
Densely illustrated with line drawings and black & white photographs, the second edition also covers advanced subjects like the use of helicopters in swiftwater rescue and special situations like low-head dams, urban flooding, and flood channel rescues.
Revised and expanded – new information in the second edition includes:
-photos and first-hand accounts of rescues
-flood rescue mobilization and management
Softcover 8½x11 inch perfect bound, inside B&W
274 pages, 235 illustrations, 116 photographs