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Cardiff International White Water
Watkiss Way
Cardiff Bay
CF11 0SY

Rescues from vehicles in water are a growing hazard faced by Fire and Rescue services.

The Rescue from Vehicles in Water (RVW) is a specialist course for existing Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technicians that explores the skills required to deal with rescues from vehicles in water. It looks at vehicle behaviour and stabilisation in water, as well as access techniques and casualty extrication. 


  • Rescue 3 SRT

(Other DEFRA Level 3 qualifications may be considered on a case by case basis)


Course content includes

  • Vehicle behaviour in water
  • Glass management
  • Medical considerations
  • Scene assessment and rescuer safety
  • Anchors (vehicle and bank) and vehicle stabilisation
  • Casualty extraction
  • Tension diagonal
  • Tethered swim
  • Single bank, two and four-point boat systems

Suitable for

  • Police
  • Fire and Rescue
  • Volunteer Rescue Agencies and Mountain Rescue
  • RNLI
  • Vehicle Rescue Agencies

If these dates don't work for you?

We can offer bespoke courses to fit with your schedule and location. (minimum numbers may apply)

Key Info
Pre course requirements
Course duration
2 days (09:00 - 17:00)
£575 per person