Flood/River Rescue - Special Rescue Teams

TitleFlood/River Rescue - Special Rescue Teams
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsGreenhalgh, JR
Conference NameInternational Medical-Rescue Conference
Date Published09/1997
PublisherInternational Life Saving Federation
Conference LocationSan Diego, California, USA
Call Number15
Other Numbers107
KeywordsRescue, San Diego
Abstract

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.