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:: Workshop Agenda

This workshop aims to provide an introduction to the specific knowledge and skills required for operational managers to be able to manage water and flood incidents

Key Audience:
Individuals who will manage teams of responders and rescuers at water and flood incidents, in particular Bronze/Silver Fire, Police and Ambulance service incident commanders, mountain rescue team leaders, Coastguard team leaders

Presenters:   
Martin Bills, Nottinghamshire Fire & rescue Service
Martin Blunden, Hereford & Worcester F & R Service
Paul O'Sullivan, Rescue 3 (UK)
Rodney Sebregts, Rescue 3 (Benelux)

Workshop Timetable: October 18, 2007

09.00 - 09.15   Registration - Coffee
     
09.15 - 09.30   Workshop introductions
     
09.30 - 11.00   Session One: Underpinning Knowledge
   
  • Water and flood dynamics and hazards
  • Principles of water safety & rescue
  • Water rescue tactics - use of the TEMPO Model
  • PPE and specialist equipment for working in, on or near water
     
11.00 - 11.15   Coffee break
     
11.15 - 12.15   Session Two: Pre-planing and incident command
   
  • Pre-planning for water and flood incidents
  • Water rescue scene size-up and safety controls
  • Incident command at water rescues
  • Special considerations, ie weirs, vehicles in water, etc
  • Medical and welfare issues, including decontamination
     
12.15 - 13.15   Lunch
     
13.15 - 14.30   Session Three: Flood theory and management
   
  • Flood theory
  • Use of the SEA DEPTH model for flood management
  • Resources for flood events - team typing
     
14.30 - 14.45   Coffee
     
14.45 - 15.30   Session Four: Incident Management Exercises
Experiences from the UK floods
of Summer 2007
     
15.30 - 16.00   Plenary session
     
16.00   Workshop finish