Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this training, the student will be able to:

  • Discuss statistics related to drownings.

  • Recognize indications of a swift rescue.

  • Explain a surface water rescue.

  • Differentiate between a rescue and a recovery.

  • List questions for callers requesting a water rescue.

  • Explain instructions for callers involved in a water rescue.

Course Content

  • 1

    Course Documentation

    • Online Course Acknowledgement

    • Expectations for Online Students

    • Water Rescues Learning Objectives

    • Water Rescues Worksheet

  • 2

    Introduction

    • Introduction

    • Video Transcript: Photographer Makes Life Saving Call

    • Video: Photographer makes life-saving 911 call

    • Knowledge Checkpoint

  • 3

    Drowning Statistics

    • Drowning Statistics.pdf

    • Video Transcript: Hospital Raises Awareness on Drowning Dangers

    • Video: Hospital Raises Awareness on Drowning Dangers

    • Knowledge Checkpoint

  • 4

    Swift Water Rescues

    • Swift Water Rescues.pdf

    • Video: Risky swift water rescue caught on camera

    • Video: Dramatic water rescue caught on camera in Oklahoma City

    • Knowledge Checkpoint

  • 5

    Surface Water Rescues

    • Surface Water Rescues.pdf

    • Video Transcript: Preventing Drownings The Unseen Dangers in Rivers and Lakes

    • Video: Preventing drownings_ Unseen dangers in rivers and lakes

    • Knowledge Checkpoint

  • 6

    Rescue vs Recovery

    • Water Rescues Rescue vs Recovery.pdf

    • Video Transcript: Crews Work to Recover Drowning Victim

    • Video: Crews work to recover drowning victim at Douglas Lake

    • Knowledge Checkpoint

  • 7

    Questions and Instructions for Callers

    • Questions and Instructions for Callers.pdf

    • Video Transcript: Drowning 9-1-1 Call Marshalltown, Iowa

    • Video: Drowning 9-1-1 Call

    • Video Transcript: 911 Dispatcher Meets Mom She Helped Save

    • Video: 9-1-1 Dispatcher Meets Mom She Helped Save in Flood

    • Knowledge Checkpoint

  • 8

    Additional Considerations

    • Additional Considerations.pdf

    • Video Transcript: Firefighters Lack Swift Water Training and Resources

    • Video: Firefighters Lack Swift Water Training and Resources

    • Knowledge Checkpoint

  • 9

    Conclusion

    • Conclusion.pdf

    • Video Transcript: 9-1-1 Dispatcher Mocks Drowning Woman

    • Video: 9-1-1 Dispatcher Mocks Drowning Woman

    • Note About Previous Video

    • Knowledge Checkpoint

  • 10

    Final Exam

    • Knowledge Checkpoint

  • 11

    Course Evaluation

    • Course Evaluation