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Swiftwater Rescue: A Manual for the Rescue Professional Slim Ray

Swiftwater Rescue: A Manual for the Rescue Professional

Slim Ray

Published February 4th 2008
ISBN : 9780964958500
Paperback
243 pages
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 About the Book 

Firefighters, park rangers, search and rescue squad members, EMS administrators, and anyone whose public safety duties include river, flood or swiftwater rescues will find this densely illustrated, fact-filled book to be of tremendous value. It isMoreFirefighters, park rangers, search and rescue squad members, EMS administrators, and anyone whose public safety duties include river, flood or swiftwater rescues will find this densely illustrated, fact-filled book to be of tremendous value. It is written to save lives--yours and your team mates as well as those of the people you rescue. Swiftwater rescue is one of the most dangerous types of technical rescue--this book shows you how to say alive and succeed. Youll learn: swiftwater hydrology- what special equipment you need for swiftwater rescue, including individual and team gear and personal protective equipment- rigging for river rescue, including basics like haul systems and anchors as well as advanced techniques like highlines and tethered boat lowers- shore-based rescues- how to use helicopters for swiftwater rescues, including employment considerations, short hauls, hoist operations and rescue swimmers- how to deal with special situations like flood channel rescues, cars in the water, and foot and body entrapments- swiftwater incident command- medical considerations for river and flood rescue- and much, much more.................