Flood Rescue Operator

NSW SES flood rescue operators assist during floods with evacuation of residents and rescue of people and animals from floodwaters. Flood rescue operators are highly trained and use a range of techniques including flood boats and rope work.


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Volunteering type

Protect people, property and animals from floodwaters

Fitness Requirements

A high level of fitness is required. Members are be required to undertake a swim test and a fitness test for this role.

Time Requirements

Several days of training are required as well as ongoing professional development. Members are required to travel to Sydney for swift water rescue training for this role.

Skills requirements

The following training pathway is required:

  • Fundamentals & generic skills,
  • Storm and Water Damage Operations (Ground),
  • Swiftwater Rescue Level 1,
  • Drive Operational Vehicles.

Members wishing to specialise as a flood boat operator or a swiftwater rescue technician will be required to undertake additional training.

Unit locations with this capability

Available at all units

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