Water Rescue

Our Water Rescue division operate a dedicated Water & Flood Rescue Boat Team, with the necessary skills, knowledge, attitude, training, experience and equipment to undertake rescues in both swift and still water environments.

This makes our team ideally suited to Flood Response and Water Salvage Operations, including the transportation of persons and property out of the hazard area.

In order to ensure that our fire-fighters were provided with the appropriate level of training to safely undertake rescues in swiftwater environments, it was essential that a suitable and sufficient training scheme was selected and The Rescue 3 programme of courses was chosen.

Rescue 3 International Inc. is a California based organisation that has been providing state of the art courses in swiftwater, flood, rope and other technical rescues for many years.This scheme is also adopted by the majority of Local Authority Fire and Rescue Services across the United Kingdom through Rescue 3 (UK), the UK and Irish agency for Rescue 3. All Rescue 3 courses are internationally recognised and are valid for 3 years, after which each team member will be revalidated by either attending the same course or by progressing to the next level, thus ensuring the skill base of our team is suitably maintained.

Our Water Rescue services include:

  • Sporting Events
  • Outdoor Events and Music Festivals (where a Water Hazard has been identified)
  • Construction Projects
  • Bridge Inspections and Maintenance
  • Body Recovery
  • Search & Rescue
  • Defence Contracts

The minimum entry requirement to our Water & Flood Rescue Boat Team is Swiftwater & Flood Rescue Technician with selected members of the team progressing to Swiftwater & Flood Rescue Technician Advanced. Additional role specific training is also provided which includes Swiftwater & Flood Rescue Boat Operator, Rescues from Vehicles in Water and Management of Water & Flood Incidents. This training is supplemented by internal scenario-based training exercises.

For more information on our Water Rescue services please contact us here.