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All of our courses are defined by meeting skill Standards set forth by the National Fire Protection Agency 1670 and 1006. Our courses are also CSFM (California State Fire Marshal) Certified, taught by Certified Instructors, who are bound to teach by curriculum set by the SFM. Thus, the knowledge you gain here is standardized through out California and Nationwide. In most cases this standardization is the adopted methods of skill performance by all emergency Service Branches. So what you are taught with us, meets and exceeds the same level of training to what everyone else is learning the same way.

For River and Flood Rescue Ops, this is a 3-day NFPA certified course mainly for those wishing to make shore based rescue efforts only. For the CSFM River Tech, this is a 5-day “Technician Level” California State Fire Marshal Certified course, preparing the student to make in-water victim and IRB rescues, also the prerequisite for CSFM Boat Operator courses. For Rope rescue: RRAO is Level I of the new two course CSFM rope rescue series, teaching introductory to intermediate rope rescue skill for unattended litter victim transport. RRT is Level II for intermediate to advanced rope rescue skills, teaching the rescuer for attended litter victim transport and highline systems.

The industry standard is 3 years from course completion. For agency consideration, you may also stay current by your Agency Having Jurisdictional Authority (AHJA), if you have documentation of routine agency team training within that rescue discipline showing proof of your training skill performance.
The short of it is, Yes. You don’t have to be a strong swimmer, but if the need arises to save your self by swimming, you at least better know the basics. We will teach you the rest! Additionally, there is so much information and skills performance during the three days, honestly there is not enough time in the day. We are hear to augment your current swim skills and build confidence in your abilities.
For the Rope Rescue Courses, you will need Long Pants, Long Sleeve Shirt or Jacket, Hiking Boots, Leather Gloves and a Helmet. If you don’t have access to a helmet or gloves, we do have extras to loan you for the class. Always be prepared for inclimate weather. For the Water Rescue Courses, you will need a Wetsuit or Drysuit and shoes or light hiking boots for ankle support. We have a PFD Lifejacket and helmet to loan you, but you are welcome to utilize your own. There is a local Dive shop to rent you a wetsuit, Please refer to course details.
Short answer is please review our “Cancellation Policy” found within the course details. But you will not be refunded if you cancel less than 10 days prior to class start.
Class will be finishing each day between 5 and 5:30 pm. Please plan accordingly if you are traveling long distances on the last day of class.
Please refer to the “Chico Accommodations” in the Course Description of the class you are signing up for, we have listed several options and contact numbers.
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