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Swift Water Rescue

A Nor-Cal EMS Webcast Continuing Education Series
One Continuing Education Unit available to California EMS personnel for watching this video

"Swift Water Rescue"

Presented by Brend Dubois, Instructor/Trainer

Swift Water Training is presented by Brent Dubois, Instructor/Trainer, and Flight Paramedic. It was recorded live in front of an audience at the 2014 Northstate Prehospital Conference held at the Win River Casino on April 26, 2014. (The audio is a little rough due to the room acoustics. Be sure to follow the slides - download the presentation below. Audio will be recorded direct in future conferences for better audio quality.) Brent Dubois educates from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) document 1670 Standard on Operations and Training for Search and Rescue Incidents. The standard identifies and establishes levels of functional capability for efficiently and effectively conducting operations at technical search and rescue incidents while minimizing threats to rescuers. Provisions define levels of preparation and operational capability and provide an outline of a system that progresses from the simple basic awareness level to the operations level, and, finally, to the technician level. While it covers the majority of rescue disciplines, Brent will cover swift water rescue including the cold zone, warm zone, hydrology, helical flow, and various rescue techniques.

PowerPoint slides are not available for this session.

This webcast is available for 1 Continuing Education Unit in the State of California for Emergency Medical Services personnel such as First Responders (FRs), Emergency Medical Responders (EMRs), Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), Paramedics, and Mobile Intensive Care Nurses (MICNs) at:


The purpose of this webcast is to perform personal care record run reviews for continuous quality improvement to aid and train emergency medical personnel.

A certificate will be printed upon successful completion of the above course.

Background: Brent Dubois has been a very active instructor since 1997 teaching classes ranging from Swiftwater Unit 1, Advanced, Vertical Rope, Motorized & Non-Motorized boat operations and Instructor classes. Brent is a dynamic instructor who brings humor and a thorough understanding of the subjects he teaches. He started as a commercial river guide in 1995 in the rivers throughout Northern California and Southern Oregon guiding class 3 to 5 whitewater. Shortly thereafter he became a firefighter and worked though the ranks to become a Fire Captain/Paramedic for the City of Anderson. He then moved on to become a flight Paramedic, a Paramedic Supervisor in San Mateo County managing over 60,000 calls per year. Brent now works full time as a Fire Captain for Cottonwood Fire and a part time flight medic with mountain life flight.

Need Continuing Education Units?

If you are a First Responder (FR), Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Paramedic, or Mobile Intensive Care Nurse (MICN) and need continuing education units, you may view this video and take a test to obtain 1 CE. Click the button below (before or after watching the video) to obtain your continuing education credit.

If you are already viewing this webcast for CE credit, click the above button when finished to go back to the webcast details to take the test and receive your CE certificate.

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