Water Team Leaders (DEFRA Compliant)

Water Rescue

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COST: £540.00 (£450 + VAT)

The Water and Flood Team Leader course is for existing SFR, SRT or SFRBOs who will lead a team of that level at water and flood incidents.

Contact hours

12 hours (2 days)


  • Swiftwater and Flood First Responder (SFR)
  • Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technician (SRT)
  • Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Boat Operator (SFRBO)

Course content includes.

  • Rescue 3 philosophy
  • Training standards
  • Foundation knowledge
  • Flood theory
  • Incident size-up
  • Incident management and site control
  • Medical and decontamination considerations
  • Considerations for night/poor visibility operations
  • Management of river and flood searches
  • Guidance and best practice documents
  • Management of rescues from vehicles in water
  • Pre-planning for water incidents
  • Welfare considerations
  • Management of powered boat operations (if used by team)
  • Weather and flood warning information
  • Local emergency flood plans
  • Team typing and deployment of national assets
  • Water and Flood Team Leader exercise


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