Training Services
Training Services

Training Courses

Training Courses

Rescue Boat Operations Management Courses

Training Courses

Rescue Boat Operations Management Courses

Training Courses

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Training Services UK and Europe

Training Courses for UK and Europe

We can devise training to suit your needs and supply and support the UK’s suite of “DEFRA” Training Modules (contained in the ‘Flood Rescue Concept of Operations’ [FRCO] document) and EC Civil Protection Mechanism SOPs for Flood and Water Rescue Training Courses.

The FRCO training levels includes training in both Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Boat Operations and Management of Water and Flood Incidents and are widely understood to be the appropriate standards for national response capability.

Accordingly, we supply the following training modules which provide a national framework of water safety:

  • Module 1 Water Awareness
    General water safety awareness training and basic land based rescue techniques
  • Module 2 Water First Responder
    To work safely near and in water using land based and wading techniques
  • Module 3 Water Rescue Technician
    Specialist rescue operation
  • Module 4 Water Rescue Boat Operator
    Rescue boat operation
  • Module 5 Water Rescue Incident Management
    Water related incident command

All the professional rescue training services are tailored, driven by research and best practice requirements to suit the functional requirements and Training Needs Analysis. In support of which other courses are available to the client’s Units e.g.

  • Rescue Boat Crew Operator
  • Incident Management
  • Boat and Engine maintenance
  • Team Leadership, Team Management and Team Building
  • Ice and Unstable Ground Training
  • Rescues from Vehicles in Water
  • Command and Control
  • Search and Rescue – Terrestrial SAR management techniques
  • Aquatic Casualty Care

Recognised RYA Training Centre

As a recognised RYA Training Centre we can support these modules with:

  • RYA Powerboat Courses
  • RYA VHF/SRC Courses
  • RYA First Aid


And where type specific training for particular craft or vessels is required then this can be provided to enhance the basic training to meet the craft operating risk assessments.

And the use of ‘Real-Time GIS Data Exchange information’ for the Search and Rescue purposes.

Helicopter Operations

We continue whilst organising ‘Masterclasses’ in North Carolina to enjoy NCHART Helicopter operations, liaison and safe working procedures incorporated in the training.

Operational Authorisation to Operate Unmanned Aircraft Systems in UK Airspace

Professional Rescue holds a 'CAA Authorisation' to operate UAS/drones for which we use for search and rescue (SAR) and research into using these aircraft in particular for SAR on the water with and on small SAR craft.

Driven by Research and Drones

We constantly review and research new techniques and methods within our spheres of interest, an example is the development of the use of Drones for Search and Rescue in the techniques of "Multi-layered SAR" using drones both aircraft and sub surface on conjunction with underwater sonar equipment from craft. This disruptive technology will have a great impact on all SAR operations, especially in small SAR craft.

We have built a capability that can facilitate contracts being fulfilled and can train additional instructors to meet additional demand should this be the case.

If you wish to create a cadre of in-house instructors to have resilience for the future then we can discuss that option too with you.

NOTE: these training courses are for flood and water rescue. In conjunction with the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) who represents the leadership of firefighters and emergency responders worldwide; their members are the world's leading experts in firefighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response, hazardous materials spills, natural disasters, search and rescue, and public safety policy - we can offer other emergency response related services.

For further information or a discussion please in the first instance email us at: