This Revised & Expanded edition is a handy (and waterproof) 4" x 6" field reference for anyone called on to do a swiftwater rescue. (El Nino, hurricane, melting snow, etc.) Excellent reference for use between refresher swiftwater rescue courses. Covers: basic rescuer safety considerations; river hydrology; equipment; shore-based, boat-based, and in-water rescue techniques; knots and rigging for river rescue; helicopter ops; incident command; and special situations like low-head dams and flood channel rescues.
from back cover:
Been flooded lately? Get an experienced guide! Swiftwater Rescue Field Guide is something that every emergency responder needs to have handy. This tough, waterproof 4X6" booklet is made to fit in a pocket, a glove compartment or a emergency response pack. It's the ultimate field reference to swiftwater rescue.
Now Sections Include
Frowning fact reference
Expanded rigging section including high lines
Animal rescue in floods
Other Topics Include
Knots and rigging for river rescue
Shore-based, boat-based, and in-water rescue techniques
Special situations like low-head dams and flood channels
Firefighters Bookstore Item # 1086