Swiftwater & Flood Rescue Level III

Hours: 24-30 hours (Includes Night Drill)


Initial Certification Course Cost: $325.00**  

** Re-certification Course Cost: FREE for Life


Designed For: Anyone who ma be confronted with a potential water rescue, as well as the possibility of self-rescue.


Description: This course is the third class needed for personnel wanting to meet the requirements of the NFPA 1670 and NFPA 1006 Standards for Water Rescue Technician. This course takes the student who has completed Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technician Level I and II and Rope Rescue Technician Level I and II Courses and puts them in more complex situations.  This course is extremely demanding and you will need to be proficient at your technical rope rescue skills.  This course includes a night time SAR mission.



  • 18 years of age
  • Adequate health insurance coverage
  • Advanced swimming ability 
  • In good physical condition
  • Completed Swiftwater and Flood Water Rescue Technician Levels I and II or Equivalent* (within 3 years) 
  • Completed Rope Rescue Technician Levels I and II or Equivalent* (within 3 years) 

*See List Below For Approved Equivalent Courses


Equipment Needed:

  • Full wetsuit or drysuit
  • Lightweight water or kayak helmet
  • USCG Type III or V approved lifejacket/ PFD
  • Thick-soled water booties or tennis shoes
  • Gloves are optional but helpful in cold water
  • Head lamp
  • Class 3 rescue harness


Certification: Swiftwater And Flood Rescue Level III


Students will Receive:

  • Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technician Level III Certificate
  • Taskbook - NFPA 1006 Technician Level III Certification
  • Certification ID Card
  • Certification Helmet Sticker


Class Size: 20


 ** Any student who has previously attended this course with Specialized Fire & Rescue Training can attend as a re-certification  every three years  and only pay a $15.00 processing fee.  Please use Promo Code: RECERT SRT when registering. All re certification's will be verified from our database.

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If you have taken a Swiftwater Rescue Technician 1, Swiftwater Rescue Advanced or Technical Rope Rescue course  and are currently certified through a different training provider * and would like to attend one of our courses we will allow you to Recertifiy at 50% of the cost of the course.  YOUR CERTIFICATION MUST BE CURRENT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE RECIPROCITY PROGRAM.  Certifications are valid for 3 years unless otherwise noted on the certificate of completion.  There is no grace period after you have expired. You will need to contact us for a Discount Code 


* Rescue 3 International , Dive Rescue International, ERDI, ACA, and Lifesaving Resources.   Please contact us if your training provider is not listed.  CLICK THE MORE BUTTON TO VIEW THE RECIPROCITY MATRIX.

SPECIALIZED RESCUE INC. certification cards are recognized throughout the United States as well as internationally. As a known industry trainer we ave trained  government agencies such as the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service and various disaster relief groups. We train divisions of the U.S. military as well as police and fire departments.

If your previous certification is with SPECIALIZED RESCUE INC. and your card has not expired, you may re-certify at no cost.  The recertification course is the same length and structure as the original course. However, you will be given more challenging scenarios and you can expect your leadership role to expand because of your previous experience. No grace period will be accepted. Proof of your current certification card must be verified via our online database.  CLICK THE MORE BUTTON TO SEE OTHER COURSES THAT CAN MAINTAIN CERTIFICATION.

The WHITEWATER RESCUE FOR THE RIVER PROFESSIONAL Course has no expiration date. All other SPECIALIZED RESCUE INC. SWIFWATER RESCUE TECHNICIAN LEVEL I and II, ROPE RESCUE TECHNICIAN LEVEL I AND II, SWIFTWATER RESCUE TECHNICIAN LEVEL III, ICE RESCUE TECHNICIAN LEVEL I AND II and RESCUE BOAT OPERATIONS course certifications are valid for 3 years unless otherwise noted on the certificate of completion.  There is no grace period after you have expired.