Message from - Barrie Charlesworth
Flood Resilience Training is about to start.
It can only be for members of SLSGB so if there is a non-member you know who wishes to take part then they would need to join it no later than a few days before they commence training.
The first two days will be 16th and 17th of May and subsequently the 4th and 5th of July.
The venue will depend to a large degree on where most people attending deadline Sunday 26th April.
After this the venue will be fixed but if there are places then they could still be taken up.
If you have any suggestions for a river with access for wading and maybe some swimming please let me know. As far as I can tell you do not need to attend all four days ore even do the training in the correct order so you could just do a day here and another there but will eventually need to complete in order to achieve competence.
There is no fee as we have obtained a grant to cover the cost of the course, hire of dry suits and other PPE. Probably you will need to bring or purchase your own food and drinks but I'll see if this can be included. I will also find out if the cost of certification is included.
I'm a little uncertain as to the format so look at the information below:
•Require a possible venue for me to look at- we will also look too.
•Number of candidates
• sizing of candidate through safequip dry suit sizing.
We recommend that persons at this time wear wet suit boots for training and if they could bring them to the session along with under gear such as thermal/ fleece tops and leggings to be worn under the dry suit.
Spare clothes are recommended.
Also land based activities will be outside, so it is recommended that outdoor gear- wind/rain/sunshine/cold/hot
Course on day one will contain power points/ discussions/ rope work and technical gear/ in water operations
Second days will be power points/ in water operations to include non powered craft, wading, swimming, rope work, command and control, technical SAR work
It is always as is with weather and river flow rates, that time tables change so we will always try and facilitate
If intrested please contact - Barrie - firstname.lastname@example.org