2014 Floodfighter Emergency and Water Rescue Tactical Master Class announced

Published:  19 May, 2014

After the highly successful ‘SAR to Resuscitation – Floodfighters Lifesaving Conference and Workshop, UK, March 2014’, many attendees asked for another US Master class held by Charlotte Fire Department and the Emergency Management of the State of North Carolina. This is set to take place in the autum of 2014 - the final dates are still to be confirmed.

This to follow a ten-year partnership programme consisting of exchange visits from flood rescue professionals from all over the world, during which several hundred international delegates attended workshops, and acquired the high value tactical skill sets and knowledge.

Following the confirmed invitation from the US Fire and Emergency Management of the State of Carolina - with new developments in the water and flood rescue field - this year’s focus will be on response and tactical operations and will include high-level rescue boat operations (RBOs), simulated deployment in the field from a ‘Base of Operations’ (BOO) and tactical/technical flood and water response issues.

Aimed at specialist flood and water response staff, flood incident managers, instructors, tactical advisers and those responsible for specialist rescue training or procurement of flood and water rescue response apparatus and services.

The first four days of the event will have emphasis on deployment in the field for with ‘wide area ops’, night operations and navigation, helo-aquatic rescue (helicopter operations) and UAS/V surveillance and reconnaissance. These new techniques will be supported by a ‘Dive Rescue Station’ visit.

The Floodfighters Conference will aim for attendees to share information and experiences with all interested parties – and will offer ambitious and intense level of input.

The event will offer the very information and developments in water rescue from all over the world and it will include the latest revisions to guidance documents.

As in previous years, Charlotte FD and the Emergency Management of North Caroline are supporting the visit by providing all support for delegates in conjunction with the support service partner Professional Rescue.

Delegate places for the Master Class are highly limited, however those interested should contact: enquiries@professional-rescue.co.uk

  • Operation Florian

Sign up: eMagazine & eNewsletter

The latest issues in your inbox.

Company Profiles

Renka´s Fire Engine No. 1

Firefighting, fast, safe, everywhere. Michael Renka GmbH, based in Germany, is a manufacturer of firefighting vehicles, pumps and rescue equipment.

Waterax - We move water

Trusted by wildland firefighters around the world, WATERAX sets the industry standard by developing innovative, portable fire pumps and water-handling equipment designed to withstand demanding applications and rugged environments.

Big Water Flow for Industrial and Municipal Firefighting Applications

Protecting the lives of the public and firefighters while limiting the structural damage caused in large scale fires is our primary mission

We are committed to improving lives and doing business in the right way

We have a unique mix of capability and culture that we refer to as 3M Science and we strive to develop products that improve people’s daily lives in a multitude of ways.

HazSim - Bringing situational HazMat training to life

HazSim, LLC provides innovative simulation training to ensure your team works safely and effectively. HazSim Pro simulation equipment is in use by hundreds of fire departments, training schools, industrial fire teams, and private trainers across the US, Canada and further afield as well as the US Army.

The ultimate in innovation, quality and service

For 60 years Lehavot has been delivering the world’s most advanced fire detection and suppression automatic systems

Advancing rescue technology

The specialist supplier of quality PPE and Rescue Equipment to Emergency Services.

Revolutionizing fire fighting foam technology

The one-stop resource for fire fighting foam concentrates and custom-designed foam suppression systems hardware.

Trust the best, let us be your foam solution

AUXQUIMIA is a Spanish company whose main activity is the design, manufacture and commercialization of firefighting foam concentrates.

Williams Fire & Hazard Control offers a full line of specialized fire response equipment for oil and gas platforms

From storage tanks and pipeline emergencies to offshore platforms and vessels at sea, Williams' response personnel and specialized equipment quickly address adverse fire emergencies.

The leader in truck-mounted hydraulic platforms

Our mission is to provide the best and the safest solution to professionals that work at height.

If you want quality, you want Zico

Since its inception Ziamatic Corp has provided the men and women of the fire service with products designed to make their jobs safer and easier.

The independent alternative

Dafo Fomtec AB is a privately owned company with head office in Stockholm Sweden and manufacturing in Helsingborg in the south of Sweden.