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Ten Comal County ESD No 3 (Canyon Lake Fire/EMS) staffers will complete initial or recertification training this afternoon for Swiftwater Rescue Technician.

The SRT course provides rescuers with the fundamentals of survival in moving water and is recommended for anyone who may be called upon to effect in-water rescues.

Students gain knowledge in hydrology and river classifications, size-up, site control and scene management.

Practical skills include self-rescue, swiftwater swimming and the fundamentals of shore, boat and in-water rescues. Additionally students are introduced to the basics of boat handling and the fundamentals of rope rescue including mechanical advantage and anchor systems.

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