Swiftwater Rescue: A Manual for the Rescue Professional, Revised & Expanded

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ISBN: 9780964958555

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Overview

This Revised & Expanded edition is an in-depth look at swiftwater and flood rescue for the professional: firefighters, park rangers, EMS personnel. Topics include: basic rescuer safety considerations; river hydrology; equipment; shore-based, boat-based, and in-water rescue techniques; medical considerations; rigging for river rescue; incident command; and swiftwater training. Also covers More »

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ISBN: 9780964958555

This Revised & Expanded edition is an in-depth look at swiftwater and flood rescue for the professional: firefighters, park rangers, EMS personnel. Topics include: basic rescuer safety considerations; river hydrology; equipment; shore-based, boat-based, and in-water rescue techniques; medical considerations; rigging for river rescue; incident command; and swiftwater training. Also covers advanced topics such as the use of helicopters in swiftwater rescue, and special situations such as low-head dams and flood channel rescues. Densely illustrated with 235 line drawings and 116 photos.

Table of Contents:

Introduction
Prolog: An Accident on the San Marcos River
Chapter 1 - Towards a Philosophy of Swiftwater Rescue
Chapter 2 - The River: An Introduction to Hydrology
Chapter 3 - Equipment
Chapter 4 - Rigging For River Rescue I-The Basics
Chapter 5 - Rigging For River Rescue II-Anchors, Haul Systems, and Belays
Chapter 6 - Rigging For River Rescue III-Advanced Techniques
Chapter 7 - Shore-Based Rescue
Chapter 8 - Boat-Based Rescues
Chapter 9 - In-Water Rescues
Chapter 10 - Helicopters
Chapter 11 - Special Situations
Chapter 12 - Incident Command and Site Organization
Chapter 13 - Preparation, PrePlanning, and Prevention
Chapter 14 - Medical Considerations
Chapter 15 - Searches and Recoveries
Chapter 16 - Swiftwater Training: A Suggested Program
Afterword: An Analysis of the San Marcos Incident

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