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1 SKILLS TASK BOOK NFPA 1670 WATER RESCUE (SWIFTWATER) OPERATIONS This task book belongs to: Instructor authorized to initial completion of task: Task book initiated on: Task book completed* on: * This student has successfully demonstrated, both as an individual and as part of a trainee team, all NFPA 1670 WATER RESCUE (SWIFTWATER) and California SFM River and Flood Rescue skills required of an organized rescue team functioning at the OPERATIONS level, including but not limited to: Water skills: Team member will demonstrate the ability to perform the following tasks: Demonstrate safe/survival swimming position Demonstrate aggressive/hazard/strainer swimming position Demonstrate setting ferry angle to shore Demonstrate zip line/diagonal downstream safety capture. Demonstrate throw bag throw and capture Demonstrate basic river terminology and hydrology knowledge Demonstrate all NFPA rescue management elements (notifications, interviews, etc.) Demonstrate knowledge of flood hazards and rescue strategies. Demonstrate knowledge of the 15 absolutes. Rescue skills: Team member will demonstrate the ability to perform the following tasks: Demonstrate river search techniques and strategies

2 Demonstrate patient and self care regarding river related trauma, hypothermia, patient packaging and evacuation/transportation. Demonstrate construction of downstream safety zip line (with back up shoreline release attendant(s)) Demonstrate construction of the wading victim escort Demonstrate hand line assist/ non-tethered river crossing Demonstrate river crossing techniques, including PFD quick release belays Demonstrate throw bag use (two throw technique) and flotation devise throw Demonstrate caution tape flotation devise delivery system Demonstrate Mustang Safety Stick delivery Demonstrate inflatable fire hose techniques. Demonstrate construction of shoreline edge protection - two rope track line system Demonstrate construction of single point anchor system for tether, belay or system use Demonstrate construction of rescuer shore tether line with adjustable prussic Demonstrate the use of a load releasing hitch Demonstrate the use of a knot passing pulley, including knot passing on highline system. Rope/knot skills: Team member will demonstrate proficiency in the following: KNOTS Figure 8 family of knots Double fisherman s bend Bowline, Bowline on a coil Prussic knot Water knot Overhand knot Two half hitches Square knot Middleman s knot Munter Hitch

3 Anchors: Wrap 3, pull 2 anchor Bight anchors Tensionless anchor Use of manufactured webbing anchor systems Use of multi-point anchor, load sharing systems Harnesses: Hasty chest harness (Emergency use only) Hasty pelvic harness (Emergency use only) Donning/doffing of Class III harness Rope Rescue Systems: Rope rescue equipment inspection, care and maintenance Critical angles, system stress, safety checks, ICS Size-up, risk/benefit analysis, environmental factors Rescue knots and hitches (see above) Anchor systems (see above) Belay/Safety line systems Edge protection systems System attachments and fall restraints Descending and ascending techniques & safety and recovery procedures/systems Team members will demonstrate proficiency in the following swiftwater team positions: Team leader Team safety Upstream spotter Thrower (throw bag) Catcher (victim shoreline contact) Downstream throw bag safety Downstream zip line safety attendant Communications demonstration - Radio, hand signals and whistle Tethered, non-powered or static water boat operations, 4 person - demonstrate proficiency in: Boat rigging system - 4 point Boat rigging system - track line (see below) Setting of ferry angle Proper weight distribution Victim pick-up Boat rigging system (Track line) - Demonstrate construction of the boat two rope

4 track line system (with back up shoreline release attendant(s)) with pulley and back up, collection plate or knot passing carriage pulley, river right and left control lines, including both fixed and non-fixed (2 to 1) control line rigging INDIVIDUAL CHECK SHEET - OES TYPE IV TEAM EQUIPMENT FAMILIARIZATION Radio use Aerial flares Dye markers Handheld flares Smoke marking devise Float marking devise Axe/Handsaw Water filter GPS Night vision HOME AGENCY CHECK SHEET - OES TYPE IV INDIVIDUAL REQUIRED SKILLS BLS Capability Hazardous Materials (Awareness or above) Incident Command System (ICS 200 or above) SCHEDULE (Subject to change) SUNDAY 8 hours 1230 to 1700 Training Room, PowerPoint overview Demonstrate knowledge of the 15 absolutes. Demonstrate all NFPA rescue management elements (notifications, interviews, etc.) Demonstrate knowledge of flood hazards and rescue strategies. Rope rescue equipment inspection, care and maintenance Size-up, risk/benefit analysis, environmental factors Gear issue and fitting Squad assignments INDIVIDUAL CHECK SHEET - OES TYPE IV TEAM EQUIPMENT FAMILIARIZATION

5 Radio use Aerial flares Dye markers Handheld flares Smoke marking devise Float marking devise Axe/Handsaw Water filter GPS ROPE ORIENTATION and KNOTS KNOTS (introduction only, proficiency test by conclusion of class) Figure 8 family of knots Double fisherman s bend Bowline, Bowline on a coil Prussic knot Water knot Overhand knot Two half hitches Square knot Middleman s knot Munter Hitch Harnesses: Hasty chest harness (Emergency use only) Hasty pelvic harness (Emergency use only) Donning/doffing of Class III harness Anchors: Wrap 3, pull 2 anchor Bight anchor Tensionless anchor Use of manufactured webbing anchor systems Night Operations Training Pit 1830 to 2230 Block A (squad round robin) Critical angles, system stress, safety checks, ICS Belay/Safety line systems Edge protection systems System attachments and fall restraints Descending and ascending techniques & safety and recovery procedures/systems SFM Intro to Vertical training block

6 Block B (squad round robin) Critical angles, system stress, safety checks, ICS High line system construction High line use by each student Night vision use/demo SFM High Line training block Monday 8 hours 0830 to 1700 Big Bend Training site Squad 1 morning - Block C Squad 1 afternoon Block D Squad 2 morning Block D Squad 2 afternoon Block C Block C (Water Contact) Demonstrate basic river terminology and hydrology knowledge Demonstrate search protocols and techniques Demonstrate river crossing techniques Communications demonstration - Radio, hand signals and whistle Demonstrate safe/survival swimming position Demonstrate aggressive/hazard swimming position Demonstrate setting ferry angle to shore Demonstrate zip line capture. Demonstrate quick eject release Demonstrate throw bag capture Demonstrate throw bag use (two throw technique) and flotation devise throw

7 . Block D (dryland) Demonstrate construction of downstream safety zip line Demonstrate river crossing techniques Demonstrate construction of the wading victim escort Demonstrate victim quick eject rigging for wading victim escort with PFD and helmet Demonstrate hand line assist/ non-tethered river crossing Demonstrate construction of rescuer shore tether line with adjustable prussic Demonstrate Mustang Safety Stick delivery Demonstrate inflatable fire hose techniques Demonstrate caution tape flotation devise delivery system Tethered, non-powered or static water boat operations, 4 person - demonstrate proficiency(using dryland boat training prop) in: Boat rigging system - 4 point Boat rigging system - track line Proper weight distribution Victim pick-up Boat rigging system (Track line) - Demonstrate construction of the boat two rope track line system (with back up shoreline release attendant(s)) with pulley and back up, collection plate or knot passing carriage pulley, river right and left control lines, including Tuesday Team members will demonstrate proficiency in the following swiftwater team positions: Team leader Team safety Upstream spotter Thrower (throw bag) Catcher (victim shoreline contact) including reach tool use Downstream throw bag safety/mustang rescue stick (last in line)

8 Downstream zip line safety attendant Strainer in water practice drills. Integration of all taskbook skills during practical scenarios. Review of all State Fire Marshal training requirements for River & Flood rescue for compliance with required subject matter training hours. Remediation as required prior to dismissal.

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