OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Oklahoma City’s RIVERSPORT and OSU are hosting a Swiftwater Rescue Conference for First Responders.

The conference begins on Tuesday, August 30, and will continue through Thursday, September 1. According to a RIVERSPORT press release, their goal is to train First Responders in the challenge of floodwaters.

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Swift water training at Riversport in Oklahoma City. Image KFOR.

OKC’s RIVERSPORT says novice and experienced First Responders from fire departments, law enforcement, EMS, US&R and military personnel are welcome.

First Responders from all around will be taught by OSU’s nationally recognized fire rescue program, then trained on RIVERSPORT’s $45 million whitewater rapids facility during the three-day conference .

Thursday evening will offer First Responders the experience to train for water rescues after dark.

Those who complete the course will be given a Swiftwater Awareness & Operations Certification or Swiftwater Technician Refresher Certification.

For more information, call 405-552-4040 or visit RIVERSPORT’s website.