Chilés Prime Source for Emergency Response Swiftwater Safety Training and Certification

The foundations of our recognized training courses are based on evidence through continuing research in the moving water environment. Tandem Rescate has been a providing leader in aquatic safety education since 2000. 

Training courses and programs for emergency response, industry and professional guiding. 

Stage 1 - Awareness- OnLine

Comprehensive knowledge of today's

Up-to-Date personal safety and team protection for Swiftwater/Flood Rescue Operations $38.000clp 

Stage Technician 2Two days of swiftwater awareness and operations training.

Focus: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Self Rescue and Rescue of third party in Grade 1-2 rivers. $195.000clp

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Stage Technician 3Three days of Swiftwater Rescue Practical and Physical Training.

Designed for the Profesional in Rescue Response of Swiftwater/Flood/ Emergency Response Teams and Professional Guides/Extreme Sport Grade 3/4 rivers.. Exceedes NFPA 1670. $230.000clp

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Stage Technician 4Four days of Swiftwater Rescue Practical and Physical Training. Designed for the Profesional in Emergency Response. Adventure Tourism Guides / Extreme Sport , Adventure Racers working in and around AWA Grade 4/5 rivers, and IRIA Risk Matrix Standard R3/4 Flood/Rescue Emergency Response Teams. Exceeds NFPA 1670. $400.000clp

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Professional Certification               Participation based courses - Level 1- 3

(18 years of age minimum)                   (10 years of age minimum). ​

Begin with the knowledge you need to be safe and operate with others on rivers, during flood situations and during training in Level 2, 3 and 4 Advanced courses.

  •  Stage 1  - E-Learning OnLine  - Awareness (Pre-Requisite for all Technician level Swiftwater Rescue courses)

Courses realized at the river and in the water!

  • Tech Stage 2 - 2 Days - Operations - AWA Grado 2 - IRIA R1

  • Tech Stage 3 - 3 Days - Standard Technician - AWA Grado 3 - IRIA R2

  • Tech Stage 4 - 4 Days - Advanced Technician - AWA Grado 4/5 - IRIA R3/4

  • Specialist Stage 4 - 5 Days - AWA Grado 4/5 - IRIA R3/4 (Institutional Mandate)

Requirements for participation:

All participants must have PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) River Helmet or Climbing Helmet, a Lifejacket (PFD) Type III, IV or Type V, a neoprene suit or drysuit, and good shoes to wear in the river. Mtn. Bike type gloves or other similar. Have good physical condition and know how to swim well.

Transportation to the training sites is each participant's responsibility. Bring an energetic snack or box lunch for the day.

Mask and Snorkel (optional) Short fins (optional).

Equipment Rental: River Equipment Kit - 3mm Neoprene Suit, Life Jacket, Helmet, throw bag, 2 carabiners, 2 prusik cords at $60US /per day. In combination, you must bring the first layer of synthetic, polar for upper and lower body warmth, neoprene and/or wool socks, and good shoes on your feet (old tennis shoes are the best!).

Tandem Rescate includes:

Materials for the group and training exercises.

Study Notes. Instructors and curriculum accredited by the IRIA-International Rescue Instructors Association.

Organizing a Group? :

Contact us to see the options of discounts and agreements with volunteer emergency organizations, Industry construction, Adventure Tourism Operators and students in Adventure Tourism Career paths.

Reservations / Cancelation Policy:

  • Reservations with 50% deposit. Cancellations after 15 days before the start date of the course the deposit is charged in full.

  • Cancelations must be made before 15 days prior to course date start.

  • Deposits valid for 3 months from the date of the deposit.

  • If the interested party is still not able to participate in the " In water" training exercises on the dates provided by Tandem Rescate the deposit becomes non-refundable.

  • The time frame allowed is the responsibility of the interested party.

  • If Tandem Rescate was not able to provide a course that a deposit and reservation was made for the deposit will then automatically receive an extension for 3 months in order to provide another date that the interested party can attend.

  • The Covid-19 Pandemic has had affects and drawbacks in the safety education industry. Tandem Rescate asks its interested parties and members to be as flexible as possible with respect to in-person course training as bringing groups together has and forever now will be a concern for the health and safety of all participating in the training.

  • ***Remember deposits and confirmed reservations are always good with us. We dedicate our time to better your education and improve standards for aquatic safety. 

  • ***Most deposits or reservations allow for completion of the first required training modules OnLine through the Tandem Rescate

  • E-TechRescue platform.

  • Completion of the course delivers a Level 1 Certification valid for 1 year allowing for "in water" training course dates to be scheduled in advance.

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