10 Awareness Level Rescue Responder Actions First Arriving: Downstream ContainmentPersonnel both sidesPFD, technical rescue helmet, throw bagsSearchSecond Arriving: Upstream ObserversWatch for items traveling downstream that could injure swimmers in the waterWater surge
11 Awareness Level Rescue Responder Safety PFD and throw bag if within 10’ of waterDeploy upstream spotters (surge, debris)Deploy multiple downstream recovery pointsDo not wear structural turnout gearDo not wear structural fire helmet
12 Awareness Level Rescue Responder Safety Never tie a rope to yourselfDo not enter moving waterAlways be ready for self-rescueDo not drive through moving water that is deeper than ½ height of the tire
13 Awareness Level Rescue Self Rescue PFD/Throw bag if within 10’ of edgeKeep feet up, pointed downstreamDo not drag feetMove your body at a 45 degree angle to the currentFerry angleWatch out for strainers
14 Awareness Level Rescue Victim Rescue PFD 10'Reach or Throw Only!Do not attach a rope toyourselfUse throw bagDon’t forget about the speed of the waterDeploy downstream diagonal linesPendulum victim to shoreTreat for hypothermia
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