Swiftwater Rescue: A Manual for the Rescue Professional

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A comprehensive manual for swiftwater and flood rescue, aimed at rescue squads, firefighters, EMS personnel and administrators -- as well as anyone who might be faced with the possibility of a flood or swiftwater rescue. Topics include basic rescuer safety considerations, river hydrology, equipment, shore-based, boat-based, and in-water rescue techniques, medical considerations, rigging for river rescue, incident command, and swiftwater training. Densely illustrated with 235 line drawings and over 100 photographs, Swiftwater Rescue also covers advanced subjects like the use of helicopters and special situations like low-head dams and flood channel rescues.

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This is so far the only book to deal with swiftwater rescue for the rescue professional. The author, Slim Ray, is an internationally recognized authority on the subject.

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I wrote this because of continuing problems with swiftwater and flood rescue. An average of three professional rescuers and 200 citizens drown each year in flood and swiftwater emergencies.

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