The Helicopter Rescue Swimmer or Rescue Officer Course is essentially the same program but differs for participants depending on the medical skills level of the candidate and the level of technical rescue skills required. The Helicopter Rescue Swimmer program caters for those persons seeking a career as a Rescue Swimmer where their duties and responsibilities are more targeted towards rescue and basic medical intervention of survivors (to advanced resuscitation levels). The Helicopter Rescue Officer program caters for those candidates with clinical skills at a higher level such as those of registered nurse, intensive care paramedic or doctor. This course is the only course of its type in the world offering university certification and CEU’s to successful participants through Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide Campus. This course also offers certification to those personnel already working in the role who would like recognition of their current skills and qualifications.
The syllabus of this course is one of the most comprehensive available in the civilian market and is divided into two (2) components with Phase 1 providing theory training via correspondence self-directed study (with instructor support) and Phase 2 comprising the practical skills training and assessment. Phase 1 involves in excess of 20 modules of study which can be expected to take over 8 weeks to complete (varies depending on student ability). With intimate course numbers the Phase 2 practical runs over 2 weeks full-time over consecutive weeks.
Course Availability, Schedule and Location
This course starts with the theory component which students can book onto at any time at their convenience and complete the Phase 1 Theory at their own pace. Once completed, students can then book onto the next available practical training program convenient to their availability. The 2 week practical program is scheduled regularly throughout the year (with minimum numbers) for general entry students. Organisational or group training can be scheduled outside these times as required to suit customer needs. Currently the practical phase is offered from our associate organisation base in New Zealand with the options for Australia and United States locations coming online in early 2017.
For more detailed information about this course and other courses contact us at:
Tel: 61-2-4821 9306