High Water 2018

OKC Floodwater Training Conference • April 6-8, 2018
Barry Switzer Keynote Address

$300 per person • Group discounts available

The inaugural High Water Rescue Conference, a floodwater training conference, was held April 6-8, 2018 at the RIVERSPORT Rapids Whitewater Center. During this 3-day event, first responders were educated on new and proven water rescue skills, refreshed on basic skills, and had the opportunity to hear nationally recognized presenters at this one of a kind conference. Special guest Barry Switzer (view bio), former University of Oklahoma and Dallas Cowboys head football coach, delivered the Keynote Address.

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Participants had the opportunity to learn and refine floodwater rescue techniques in still water and class III/IV rapids.  Instructors from across the region taught courses like High Water Vehicle Rescue, GPS Usage in Floodwater Rescue, Search Dog Deployment during Flood Events, Pinned Victim Water Rescue, Aerial and Ground Ladder Use, and Boat Operations in Swiftwater. Leading industry vendors were onsite to demonstrate their newest equipment. This conference was available to all rescuers regardless of prior training or current skill set.

Day one of the conference consisted of group presentation and classroom sessions. Days two and three were held at the RIVERSPORT Rapids Whitewater Center where there was a variety of hands on/in water classes to attend.

For more information, please email or call us at 405-552-4040.

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