Many rescuers are qualified to perform swift water rescue operations in navigable waters, rivers, and streams. With respect to urban flooding, the circumstances surrounding rescue change a bit. Applying traditional swift water rescue techniques in an urban flood environment could have catastrophic results if the hazards are not properly identified. This program highlights watercraft (tiller versus console driven), pre-planning operations, hazards encountered (signs, fences, vehicles etc.) water dynamics, hazardous materials, debris, natural hazard assessment, mapping, deep water vehicles and more. This program also addresses the different types of water rescue disciplines outlined in NFPA 1006: Standard for Technical Rescue Personnel Professional Qualifications and NFPA 1670: Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents and how that affects individuals and teams alike. This course is ideal for any department or member of a water rescue team.