Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Field Guide

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, Aug 26, 2008 - Medical - 101 pages
This field guide was developed with the special needs of professional rescuers in mind. Durable, weather resistant, and compact, this field guide is made for your convenience. The Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Field Guide is a concise aid designed for the professional rescuer. Technologies and methodologies are rapidly evolving, and the Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Field Guide is the most up-to-date field guide of its generation, providing the rescuer swift access to a comprehensive range of visually presented techniques and bites of essential information. Kept in your Personal Flotation Device pocket or in the front of the Rescue Appliance, this compact guide is ideal as a prompt briefing aid or plan check. The Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Field Guide is no substitute for professionally delivered training, but it is an essential companion that will support the most complex of rescues.
 

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Contents

Standard Operating Procedures
1
Incident SIZE UP
5
Swiftwater Rescue Code
6
Hierarchy of Rescue Responses
7
Equipment
10
Safe Swimming
13
Talk and Reach Rescues
18
Inflatable Fire Hose Rescue
19
TECHNO Rescues Technical Rope Systems
40
GoTow Rescue
46
Entrapment
52
Row Rescues
65
Tethered IRB Systems
73
Unstable Surface Rescue
77
Inflatable Rescue Pathway
81
MudSand Lance or FireRescue Piercing Nozzle
82

Wade Rescues
23
Wade Rescue Shallow
24
Wade Rescue Deep
31
Throw Line Rescues
34
Throw Techniques
35
Helo Helicopter Rescues
83
National Incident Management System
85
Appendix
87
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