The Lifesaving Society has a variety of Specialized Lifesaving programs including Boat Rescue, Boat Rescue for First Responders and Swiftwater Rescue.
For more information on First Responder Courses, refer to the Policies & Procedures.
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards
NFPA Standards have become the global standards for those who respond to technical search and rescue incidents. These standards are the minimum requirements for fire prevention and suppression activities. These Standards cover technical rescue disciplines in four aquatic environments including; swiftwater, surf, ice and diving.
The NFPA 1670 Standard outlines the level of "functional capability" for organizations like fire departments, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and search and rescue teams who respond to technical search and rescue incidents. This Standard outlines how to conduct operations safely and effectively while mitigating risk to rescuers. The 1670 Standard is intended to help the "Agency Having Jurisdiction" (AHJ) assess technical rescue hazards within a given environment, identify the level of operations, and establish guidelines for training and incident response.
NFPA 1670 Standards are reviewed and updated every four years. Copies can be purchased directly from the NFPA.