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SURFACE WATER RESCUE Presented By: Arkansas Explorer Search and Rescue Crew 393
Arkansas ESAR Water Rescue Program We currently operate a 21 foot Zodiac Hurricane RHIB that is fully equipped with rescue gear and BLS equipment. We train to a Surface Water Rescue syllabus similar to the NFPA standard. Our mission is primarily training and public event coverage. We perform surface searches for drowning victims and can support dive operations. We are a member of the Pulaski County Water Rescue Group.
Training Get training to a “Nationally Recognized “ standard. Fire Academies like Alabama, Oregon, North Carolina and others. Commercial organizations like Lifesaving Resources, Rescue 3 International, Team LGS, American Canoe Association and others. Local consensus “Training Standard”. Training may be dictated by Authority Having Jurisdiction.
Develop “Standard Operating Guidelines” for your mission and your normal area of operations. Site Survey and Assessment. Mutual Aid Agreements. Go/No Go Guidelines. SOG Development
Safety Considerations Appoint Safety Officer for all incidents and training evolutions. Pre-plan for safety hazards and known danger areas in your SOGs. Priorities for Safety: Self > Team > Victim > Others
Rescue Method Priority Order SELFREACHTHROWROWGO
REACH Rescues Extremity: Arm and Leg Reaches. Extension: Boat Hooks, Reach Poles, Pike Poles and Paddles.
GO Rescues GGo only with assistance and only with trained personnel. UUse flotation aids for the victim like Rescue Can or Rescue Tube. AAssisted Swimming Rescues always with proper PPE. Always a Last Resort !!
Retrieval of Rescuer and Victim
Personal Protective Equipment: PPE Type III or V PFD Strobe Light Knife and Whistle Two Light Sources Helmet Gloves Booties/Wet Boots Wet Suit Dry Suit
PFD Considerations Type III Type V Helmsman NEVER !! Use Only
Patient Immobilization Devices Floating Long Spine Board. Headblocks and Straps. KED and OSS may be used. Stokes Litter w/flotation. SKED Stretcher w/flotation. HydroSpine
Patient Packaging In-Water Minimum of three Crew required. Labor and time intensive. Only for compromised C-Spine or called for by the MOI. Must be practiced frequently.
Simple Lifts and Parbuckling Vertical Lift Parbuckling Evolution
Rescue Boat Considerations Size and Type suited to SOGs and AO. Freeboard, hoists, nets, dive doors and platforms. Minimum Crew Training. Train for all possibilities. Moving Water Considerations.
Crew Training Minimum swim test for all Crew. Minimum Crew numbers for incidents. Small boat handling courses for Helmsmen. Rescue courses for rescuers: Swiftwater Rescue First Responder and Technician, Surface Water Rescue Technician, Lifeguard and Others. Medical training for Crew: First Aid/CPR > First Responder > EMT > Paramedic SAR training for Crew: SARTECH III > SARTECH II > SARTECH I
Incident Command System Use ICS for every incident and all training evolutions. Same system applies to water rescue incidents. IC may be on shore. Multiple agencies will likely respond. Common communication and terminology should be used by all. Train together to work together. Zones: HOT > WARM > COLD
What’s wrong in this picture??? < No PFD !!
Other Considerations for Water Rescue Perimeter Control. Downstream Protection for Moving Water. Over Watch Safety Boat. Law Enforcement, Crime Scene Preservation. Hazardous Materials. Body Recoveries and Coroner Procedures. Dive Team Operations and Divemaster’s Duties. Technical Rescues. Learn When to Say NO.
Safety Priority Review SELF TEAM VICTIM OTHERS
Demonstrations and Instruction Reaching Rescues- Extremities, Reach Poles and Paddles. Throwing Rescues- Throw Bag w/re-throws, Ring Buoy, Heaving Lines, Fender w/rope and Other Throwables. Row w/Boat Rescues- Approaches, Vertical lifts and Parbuckling Evolution. Go Rescue- Swimmer w/assistance. Patient Packaging In-Water. Spinal Immobilization, Stokes Litter and Lift into Boat. Practice and Instruction as Needed
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