PSDS Urban Flood Rescue training program, equipment, and rigorous teaching methods have been endorsed by fire departments and law enforcement agencies across the country.

Our Urban Flood Rescue training is realistic, departmentally focused, hands-on, and strives for nothing less than professional excellence. While urban flood rescue often involves a great deal of planning and preparation, we also have a great deal of dynamic training under very realistic conditions. PSDS instructors bring plenty of gear and a wealth of knowledge. Our students are taught to handle urban flood rescue emergencies. PSDS training meets and exceeds National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), OSHA and STATE standards.

Urban Flood Rescue Certification Course

Our Urban Flood Rescue program is specifically designed for public safety personnel. The Urban Flood Rescue program offers insight to mitigate natural and man-made hazards which will result in safer practices. PSDS continues to exceed all three levels of the NFPA guidelines (awareness, operation and technician). We examine low to high risk scene management and have developed the best and most effective rescue methods for those scenarios. We focus on keeping the rescue personnel safe. Proper training limits the rescuer and their department to unnecessary risk and liability. We believe everyone has the potential for a flood, it’s only a matter of time. We know from studying past situations, what we may experience in the future. PSDS believes knowledge is power. We start at the basics and progress to more advanced levels of training.

Listed below are a few highlights:

  • Pre-planning operations – It starts here!
  • Hazards you may encounter
  • Force of water
  • Speed of water and its dynamics
  • Rapid response deployments
  • Department capabilities, resources and mutual aid
  • Systems to help keep rescue personnel safe
  • Staging – where should we go….
  • Natural hazard assessment
  • Vulnerability assessment
  • Risk assessment
  1. 18 years old
  2. Should be a member of an Emergency First Response group
  3. Must be a good swimmer, in good health and comfortable working in the
  4. CPR / AED / O2 / First Aid Certified.