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PRO-SAR Bangor, ME April 17 – 19, 2024



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This course is designed as the dominant course to get agencies and responders the training needed to become competent responders in a swift water environment.

Space is limited to 16 students and will be taught by SSI instructors Scott Solle and Joe Cousins. Class fills up fast, so register early!

NFPA 1006 & 1670 COMPLIANT: Yes

WHO THIS IS FOR: Agency members or those requiring NFPA compliant training for employment/response.


COURSE FORMAT: 3-day NFPA Technician Level course with 2 hours of online training prior to start date. 8 hours each day of in-field training. Total class length: 26hrs.

WHEN: April 17 – 19, 2024

WHERE: Bangor, ME

FIELD SITE: Kenduskeag Stream


1. Proficient swimmer

2. Physically capable

3. Desire to learn

4. Pass online training with a minimum 80%

5. All of the necessary PPE

6. Meet all Essential Eligibility Criteria

The welcome packet details the gear you will need for this course. As an SSI student, you get access to student pricing in the SSI Gear Shop! Once you register you’ll have access to the shop through your SSI account.


This 3 day “Technician” level course generally has 2 hours of classroom instruction each morning to front-load the days objectives. This will be immediately followed-up with developing and practicing technical water and rope rescue skills throughout the remainder of the day. The initial emphasis is on self-rescue and hazard avoidance, and other objectives include hydrology, hazards and obstacles, basic rescue equipment, setting up basic rope systems, controlling in-water contact rescues, extrication, site control and scene management, as well as understanding the common terminology related to all swift water rescue deployments. In order for personnel to meet all training objectives for Operations and Technician. A technical level ropes course is required and the onus is on the agency/personnel taking the course. We will execute all in-water required training during our PRO-SAR course under the NFPA framework.

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April 17 @ 8:00 am - April 19 @ 4:00 pm


Bangor, ME Bangor, ME, ME 04401


Bangor Fire Department
Email: info@swiftwatersafetyinstitute.com
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PRO-SAR Bangor, ME April 17 - 19, 2024
$ 475.00
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Permit Fee (per attendee): $10