This presentation discusses the characteristics of water-related emergencies and the health and safety risks to First Responders. Addressed is the common hazards associated with water rescue emergencies, as well as, the First Responder’s initial role, on-scene responsibilities, and Responder limitations. This presentation will assist to increase the First Responder’s ability to maintain scene/rescuer safety and control. During this presentation, students are introduced to important safety procedures related to weather exposure and physiological conditions, near drowning, personal protective equipment, including PFD (Personal Floatation Devices), and initial action plan development for water rescue emergencies will also be presented in this program. Meets NFPA 1670 requirements for Water Rescue Awareness.
Presentation is about 70 slides in length.
Estimated teaching time is 3-4 hours.