Flood Rescue Teams

Bank search teams are required to assist with flood situations

Flood Rescue Teams are made up of search technicians that have successfully completed the various courses involved and qualified to the DEFRA standard for flood rescue.

The Flood Rescue Teams are used to assist the Local Authority Resiliance plus the Fire And Rescue Service with localised flooding to assist with the rescue of persons trapped by flood waters up to 1m deep with water moving no faster than 1m per second.

The purpose of these qualified flood rescue technicians is to provide an additional resource to assist the Fire And Rescue Service in times of need when their resources are stretched.

Flooding is not such a rare occurrence in Kent as we have a significant coast line as well as canals, reservoirs, ponds, lakes and rivers.

The Team Leader will be a qualified Team Leader and also hold the appropriate qualification to the team they are leading.

The flood rescue teams always work in the Hot Zone and therefore always have to be wearing appropriate Protective Personal Equipment [PPE].

This team is made up of four search technicians that are qualified to the DEFRA standard for flood rescue and they would generally but not always follow the traditional foot team structure…