Registration Information

Registration for the 2019 High Water Rescue Conference will open on April 1, 2019. For more information, email us or call 405-552-4040.

2018 Conference Schedule

Friday, April 6
  • 7-8:30a Registration
  • 8:30a Welcome Greeting by OKC Mayor Mick Cornett
  • 8:40a Keynote speech by Coach Barry Switzer
  • 9:30a-12:30p Classroom Sessions:
    • Hypothermia, Drowning, and Water Related Medical Emergencies
      • Dr. Patrick Cody
    • Reflecting on a Call Gone Bad
      • Zane James, Claremore Fire Department
    • Search Dog Deployment During Flood Events
      • Darrell Wilkerson, Ground Zero
    • Hydrology
      • Michael Mather, Mather Rescue
  • 12:30 – 5p Vendor Showcase, additional food and drink available for purchase on site at Big Water Grill. Social sponsored by AT&T
  • 2-4p Free Whitewater Rafting (weather permitting)
Saturday, April 7
  • 8a- 5p On the Water Sessions (attendee selects classes)
  • Boxed Lunch Provided
Sunday, April 8
  • 8a- 5p On the Water Sessions (attendee selects classes)
  • Boxed Lunch Provided

Registration Fee Includes

  • Three day conference includes hands on training, demonstrations, classroom sessions, and industry vendor access.
  • RIVERSPORT Rapids Whitewater Rafting Experience (weather permitting)
  • Attendees will have the opportunity to hand-pick their class schedule


  • Pinned Victim Rescue
  • GPS & Boat Search Operations
  • Boat Operations Refresher
  • Intro to Basic Water Rescue Skills (Saturday only)
  • Rescue Swimmer Basics
  • Aerial and Ground Ladder Use
  • Paddle Ops for Raft Rescue
  • Law Enforcement Water Rescue (Sunday only)
  • MCP/Highline and Tethered Boat Skills

Required equipment

  • Helmet, footwear, PFD, and gloves appropriate for water rescue
  • Thermal protection (not required but recommended)
  • Goggles (not required but recommended)