AWR

Water and Flood Awareness (AWR)

This 8 hour classroom seminar introduces personnel to the problems associated with swiftwater & flood rescue as well as the procedures to follow in flash flood, large-scale disaster, and seasonal flooding situations. The course is designed to develop knowledge in the areas of:

  • scene assessment & incident size up (of both existing & potential conditions)
  • resource ordering
  • activation procedures for rescue response
  • site control and scene management
  • hazard recognition & mitigation procedures

In order to accomplish the responsibilities of the awareness level responder, the course also provides students with a conceptual understanding of the principles, applications, and hazards associated with advanced water rescue techniques.

Contact hours

8 hours

Prerequisites

Minimum age: 18.

Qualification valid for

3 years

Recertifies

Water & Flood Awareness (AWR)
Swiftwater and Flood Awareness Online (AWRO)

Recerted by

Water & Flood Awareness (AWR)
Swiftwater and Flood Awareness Online (AWRO)
Basic Water First Responder (BWFR)
Operations: Swiftwater and Flood First Responder (OPS)
Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technician (SRT)
Swiftwater Rescue Technician Advanced Water (SRTAW)
Swiftwater Rescue Technician Advanced (SRTA)
Professional Qualification Assessment: Water (PQW)
Professional Qualification Assessment: Water & Rope (PQWR)

Taught by

Water and Flood Awareness Tutor (AWRT)
Basic Water First Responder Instructor (BWFRI)
Operations: Swiftwater and Flood First Responder (OPS)
Instructor Water (InsW)
Instructor Water & Rope (InsWR)
Instructor Water & Rope – Instructor Trainer (InsWR-IT)