Swiftwater Rescue Technician Advanced (SRTA)

This 3 1/2 day advanced course will expand the expertise of those who have taken SRT I into the realm of extreme whitewater situations, with the emphasis on victim rescue and night operations.


This course integrates techniques learned in SRT1 and TRR:TL, taking the students beyond the emphasis on self-rescue to concentrate on victim rescue. Students are exposed to more complex water rescue situations including a mock night river rescue scenario. The three-day course includes 4-6 hours of classroom instruction, followed by two and one-half days of hands-on skill development.

Completion of the SRTA along with SRT and TRRTL satisfies the requirement outlined in NFPA 1670 Surface/Swift Water Technician Level. This qualifies graduates to operate on a Swift Water/Flood Search & Rescue team according to NFPA.

This Rescue 3 International training course provides a 3-year certification and online access to the Rescue 3 International certified members page.


  • Minimum age: 18
  • Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technician (SRT)
  • Rope Rescue Operator (RRO) or Technical Rope Rescue Technician Level (TRRTL)


  • Water and Flood Awareness (AWR)
  • Swiftwater and Flood Awareness Online (AWRO)
  • Basic Water First Responder (BWFR)
  • Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technician (SRT)
  • Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technician Advanced (SRTA)
  • Water Specialty Course group (see Water specialty course recertification (pg 8))

Recertified by

  • Swiftwater & Flood Rescue Technician Advanced (SRTA)
  • Professional Qualification Assessment: Water & Rope (PQWR)

Course Length

3.5 Days

Course Location

Chiang Mai, Thailand


13,995 THB

    Is this course for me?

    If you hold both "Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technician" and "Technical Rope Rescue: Technician Level" certifications and want to hone your skills while focusing on victim rescue, then this is the course for you!

    What will I learn?
    • rope systems
    • management of litter & patient raising systems
    • highline systems
    • advanced river search concepts
    • performing rescues at night or in low visibility
    • basic flood disaster management
    What is included?

    Instruction, water, insurance, 10% off equipment purchase, 500 THB off additional courses

    What is the required equipment?

    Water Equipment

    • full wetsuit or drysuit (Not Required)
    • lightweight water or kayak helmet
    • US Coast Guard approved Type III or V personal flotation device(PFD)/life jacket
    • thick-soled water booties or tennis shoes
    • gloves

      Rope Equipment

    • climbing or fire helmet
    • leather gloves
    • work boots, hiking boots or other supportive footwear
    • long pants or coveralls
    • full body harness (sit/chest harness can be substituted)
    • appropriate clothing for weather conditions

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