AQUATIC DISASTER RESPONSE & RESCUE SPECIALIST (ADRARS)
A highly specialized Disaster Preparedness Certification course for LGUbased Aquatic Rescue Teams focused at surf, non-surf and still water beaches and lakes or swift waters at floods, rivers and underwater. Strong skills in Survival Swimming, Bronze Medallion Rescue and Scuba Rescue Diving are required to participants of this course. Graduates of this program will be enlisted voluntarily to join high level aquatic disaster response operatives under Philippine Life Saving. ADRARS equips rescuers the necessary Swim and Survive skills including simulated practicum of different emergency scenarios for effective participation at any Aquatic Search and Rescue (SAR) operation.
K9 WATER RESCUE TEAM (K9WRT)
K9 Water Rescue Team consists of a Canine and a handler, both has successfully completed a formal training in K9 Water Rescue. The Canine and the handler work as a unit assigned to protect life on surf, non-surf and still water environments. Certification for operative K9 Water Rescue Team demonstrates capability in Lifeguarding Patrol and Rescue at shoreline station (Level 1); K9 Team Patrol and Rescue from on-board stations (Level 2); and K9 Rescue Team Rip Current Detection in Beaches, Rivers and Lakes (Level 3). Water rescue techniques like towing a drifting boat and bringing up a flotation device or rope to a drowning victim are vital skills of K9 Water Rescue Team.
RESCUE DIVER (CMAS)
Rescue Diver Certification endorses proficiency in Underwater Search, Rescue and Recovery. The program equips Divers with water-based skills and combined rescue techniques in an open-water environment using complete SCUBA equipment consistent with CMAS standard qualification requirement to include competence in using ILS recognized knots like the Reef Knot, Bowline, Single Carrick Bend and Roringstek. Rescue Diver CMAS is for rescuers ages over 18 years with current Bronze Medallion Lifesaver and Open Water CMAS Diver certificates.
SWIFT WATER RESCUE TECHNICIAN (SWRT)
Swift Water Rescue Specialist Certification is designed to meet technical knowledge and skill needs of water rescue teams for flood incidents. The course covers in-depth study on flood hydrology, dynamics, hazards, size-up and safety controls. Knots and Anchors for advanced mechanical advantage systems are included. Swim and Survive skills are necessary. Rigging Techniques, equipment selection, stretcher handling over swift water, low angle and tyrolean rope rescue systems are incorporated at rescue team building practicums. SWRT endorses competency in Aquatic SAR Operation Planning and Administration.