Confidence is built with repetition and experience. It is a direct result of the knowledge
and skills obtained during training and actual missions. HSRTs have the responsibility of
deploying to and extracting victims from various water environments. In addition to the
uncontrollable and dynamic environment, victims encountered by the HSRT during water
rescues have the potential to be frightened, easily distracted and pose an unintentional
risk to the HSRT. These demanding situations require the HSRT have a high degree of
confidence when deploying into the water.
The most prevalent obstacle to overcome during water survival is fear. Fear of one’s
own weaknesses and/or discomfort. The Water Confidence Training course is the first in
a multi-step training process designed to enhance overall comfort in the water. This
portion of the training focuses primarily on individual skills and techniques for personal
safety and function during water missions.
OBJECTIVE: At the conclusion of this training, each trainee will have experienced and
• Floatation and energy conservation techniques
• Variety of swim strokes
• Oxygen utilization and control
• Equipment confidence building
• Under water egress and HEED/HABD bottle utilization
Mon. Nov 30, 2020 10:00am - 1:00pm
High Point Swim Club
1705 Whitehall St, High Point NC 27262
ESF9 - Search and Rescue
||North Carolina Division of Emergency Management
||Bailey, Christopher Thomas
Marks, Patrick Bruce
Tribula, Michael A.
|# Open Seats
|# on Wait List
Offering Specific Information
This course is only offered for qualified HART Technicians, Pilots, Crew Chiefs, Systems Managers and Support personnel.