|Title||Flood/River Rescue - Special Rescue Teams|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||1997|
|Conference Name||International Medical-Rescue Conference|
|Publisher||International Life Saving Federation|
|Conference Location||San Diego, California, USA|
|Keywords||Rescue, San Diego|
Water rescue is a broad field encompassing numerous disciplines, including swiftwater, surf and offshore rescue, ice rescue, underwater rescue, and many more. Aquatic rescuers often assume that their expertise in one water rescue field makes them an expert in all. As we have learned in San Diego, river and flood rescue is unique. It requires specialized training, preparation, equipment, and a strong team approach. Nevertheless, persons with a strong background in open water rescue are likely to have great success when they properly prepare for flood rescue.