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Swiftwater And Flood Rescue Field Guide

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Jez Hunter

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.

Table of Contents:
River Features

Standard Operating Procedures
Incident SIZE UP
Swiftwater Rescue Code
Hierarchy of Rescue Responses
Safe Swimming
Talk and Reach Rescues
Inflatable Fire Hose Rescue
Wade Rescues
Wade Rescue, Shallow
Wade Rescue, Deep
Throw Line Rescues
Throw Techniques
TECHNO Rescues
Go-Tow Rescue
Row Rescues
Tethered IRB Systems
Unstable Surface Rescue
Inflatable Rescue Pathway
Mud/Sand Lance or Fire-Rescue Piercing Nozzle
Helo (Helicopter) Rescues
National Incident Management System

Cold Water Immersion
Spinal Injuries
Knots and Hitches
Mechanical Advantage Rope Systems
Hand Signals
Whistle Blasts

About the Author:
Jez Hunter

Mr. Hunter was employed as a commissioned officer in the Royal Marines from 1991-2001, where he specialized in hazardous environment tactical access. As a climbing instructor during this period, he developed a strong interest in height-related safety and progressed through the Industrial Roped Access Trade Association (IRATA) professional development training system becoming a Level 3 Trainer. After leaving the Forces in 2001, Jez was instrumental in the development of a safety consultancy specializing in the provision of rope, water, and confined space technical access and rescue safety solutions

Jez is an active swiftwater and flood rescue instructor training instructors to International Rescue Instructors Authority standards. Mr. Hunter was awarded corporate membership of the Chartered Institution of Occupational Safety and Health in 2002 and is an Associate Member of the Expert Witness Institute.  He lectures on technical rope and water rescue around the globe and sits on a number of committees in the United Kingdom. 

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