Swift Water Rescue

Swiftwater & Flood Rescue

Rocky SAR has a Swiftwater rescue team. All team members of the swiftwater team have as a minimum swiftwater rescue technician level training. Several team members have advanced training and technical rope rescue training. (Please note: Swiftwater Rescue Technician training requirements, compliant with NFPA 1670, require Technical Rope Rescue Technician training.) Several team members are certified as boat operators or rescue boat crew.
Rocky SAR responds every season to swiftwater rescues or searches on the North Saskatchewan River, Clearwater River, Upper Red Deer River, Ram River, Siffleur River, Bighorn River and other rivers in the area. We have also provided safety for events such as Canoe races.