Swiftwater & Flood Rescue Level III

Hours: 24-30 hours (Includes Night Drill)


Initial Certification Course Cost: $325.00**  

** Re-certification Course Cost: FREE for Life


Designed For: Anyone who ma be confronted with a potential water rescue, as well as the possibility of self-rescue.


Description: This course is the third class needed for personnel wanting to meet the requirements of the NFPA 1670 and NFPA 1006 Standards for Water Rescue Technician. This course takes the student who has completed Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technician Level I and II and Rope Rescue Technician Level I and II Courses and puts them in more complex situations.  This course is extremely demanding and you will need to be proficient at your technical rope rescue skills.  This course includes a night time SAR mission.



  • 18 years of age
  • Adequate health insurance coverage
  • Advanced swimming ability 
  • In good physical condition
  • Completed Swiftwater and Flood Water Rescue Technician Levels I and II or Equivalent* (within 3 years) 
  • Completed Rope Rescue Technician Levels I and II or Equivalent* (within 3 years) 

*See List Below For Approved Equivalent Courses


Equipment Needed:

  • Full wetsuit or drysuit
  • Lightweight water or kayak helmet
  • USCG Type III or V approved lifejacket/ PFD
  • Thick-soled water booties or tennis shoes
  • Gloves are optional but helpful in cold water
  • Head lamp
  • Class 3 rescue harness


Certification: Swiftwater And Flood Rescue Level III


Students will Receive:

  • Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technician Level III Certificate
  • Taskbook - NFPA 1006 Technician Level III Certification
  • Certification ID Card
  • Certification Helmet Sticker


Class Size: 20


 ** Any student who has previously attended this course with Specialized Fire & Rescue Training can attend as a re-certification  every three years  and only pay a $15.00 processing fee.  Please use Promo Code: RECERT SRT when registering. All re certification's will be verified from our database.