First Responder Flood
Rescue Training

Learn more about our grants and scholarships below

ABOUT US

Only 8% of first responders have flood rescue training in the century of global climate change. Flood Rescue Foundation was established in 2017 to provide flood rescue training grants that enable first responders to train safely, effectively and affordably. The grants we bestow and the scholarships we provide impact regional disaster resilience and capability, reduce the number of lives at risk, and directly affect GDP.

OUR Mission

Flooding is the number one threat to humans as ocean levels rise and rain patterns chart new territory. Our mission is to ensure that all first responders have access to safe, clean, and free indoor flood rescue training.

Traditionally, flood rescue training has been limited to creeks, swimming pools, and boat ramps. This has led to a higher-than-normal death rate among first responders. Flood Rescue Foundation seeks to end this cycle by making all flood rescue training free for first responders around the US and hopefully around the planet.

76%

of flood-related drownings involve a submerged vehicle

8%

of first responders have trained on a submerged vehicle

31%

of flood-related deaths end up being first responders

OUR IMPACT

The largest workman’s compensation related claims are from injuries that first responders receive during outdoor water-related training. Diverting training funds to indoor, controlled environments reduces the risk of cuts, breaks, infection, and death. Training should be free of charge so departments no longer have to choose whom they send to training—we ensure departments are able to send more people to training which improves safety for the whole community.

OUR IMPACT

According to the Insurance Board, the largest workman’s compensation related claims are injuries to first responders received during outdoor water-related training. Diverting training funds to indoor, controlled environments reduces the risk of cuts, breaks, infection, and even death. Our training centers are free of charge so departments no longer have to choose whom they send to training—now they can send everyone to training and improve the safety of both flood victims and first responders.

Keep training. keep improving.

Safeguard our heroes and get them home to their loved ones by ensuring they all get trained.