Swift Water Rescue

NFPA 1006: Swift Water Rescue Awareness

The Swift Water Rescue Awareness course is based on the NFPA 1006 Standard for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications and is designed for rescue service personnel who respond to and support water rescue operations.   


This online program introduces water rescue subjects that include hydrology, site assessment and hazard recognition, Personal Protective Equipment, and industry-mandated safety measures. This course is the pre-requisite for our swift water rescue operations program. 

  • This course is the pre-requisite for our operations level training  
  • A certificate is issued on successful completion  
  • Tuition: $39

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NFPA 1006: Swift Water Rescue Operations

This fast-paced experiential course is delivered over two-days and provides an Operations Certificate. It is led by professional rescuers and is an intensive practical application of river rescue philosophy and techniques.  


Topics include: Rescuer safety; Identifying potential dangers through learning about hydrology and the dynamics of moving water; Site survey; Scene size-up and the Risk/benefit analysis; Self-rescue and survival tactics; Contact go-rescues; An introduction to rigging rescue systems.

  • The student to instructor ratio is 6:1
  • Time: Start 9 am Conclude 5:00 pm
  • Location: Provincial Whitewater Training Centre, Minden, Ontario 
  • Tuition $410 plus HST 
  • *$395 Preferred Client Rate plus HST  
  • Pre-requisite: Swift Water Rescue Awareness -Online 
  • Preferred Client Rate: *Register for 3 or more courses together and receive the preferred client discount on each course. Your Preferred Client Discount Code is "arc-awq58"  

Access Rescue Canada delivers their Swift Water programs at the Ontario Whitewater Training Centre. We are a Corporate Affiliate of Whitewater Ontario. Camping is available on site.

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NFPA 1006: Swift Water Rescue Technician

This advanced two-day course provides a Technician's Certificate. It is led by professional rescuers and is an intensive team-based practical application of river rescue techniques. 

  • Time Start 9 am Conclude 5 pm 
  • Location: Provincial Whitewater training Centre, Minden, Ontario 
  • Tuition $410 plus HST 
  • Preferred Client Rate $395 plus HST 
  • Pre-Requisite: Swiftwater Rescue Operations 
  • Preferred Client Rate: *Register for 3 or more courses together and receive the preferred client discount on each course.  Your Preferred Client Discount Code is "arc-awq58"  

Access Rescue Canada delivers their Swift Water programs at the Ontario Whitewater Training Centre. We are a Corporate Affiliate of Whitewater Ontario. Camping is available on site.

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NFPA 1006: Swift Water Rescue -Police Service

This advanced two-day course is tailored towards police service marine personnel. It is led by professional rescuers and is an intensive team-based practical application of river rescue techniques.   

  • Time Start 9 am Conclude 5 pm   
  • Location: Provincial Whitewater training Centre, Minden, Ontario   
  • Tuition $410 plus HST 
  • Pre-Requisite: Swiftwater Rescue Operations and an active member of a police service.

Access Rescue Canada delivers their Swift Water programs at the Ontario Whitewater Training Centre. We are a Corporate Affiliate of Whitewater Ontario. 

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NFPA 1006: Swift Water Rescue Instructor

This three-day course is an intensive practical application of water rescue philosophy and techniques. Meeting the NFPA 1006  standard, you will utilize previously mastered skills in a variety of rescue situations. You will plan, deliver, and evaluate an instructional  unit. 

  • The student to instructor ratio is 7:1
  • Time Start 9 am Conclude 5 pm 
  • Location: Provincial Whitewater training Centre, Minden, Ontario 
  • Tuition $750 plus HST
  • Pre-Requisite: Swiftwater Rescue Technician or equivalency

Access Rescue Canada delivers their Swift Water programs at the  Ontario Whitewater Training Centre. We are a Corporate Affiliate of  Whitewater Ontario.

*This Program is Only Available to Active Emergency Service Personnel through their respective Emergency Service Agency.


Our next course is Sept 25 - 27, 2018.

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