New Multi-Hazard Risk Assessment for Swiftwater Incidents

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New IOS App for swiftwater incidents by Dr Steve Glassey

Simple and quick to use

Free version available

Multi-hazard risk assessment

Rescue from Vehicle Techniques – Operator & Technician Level

Share risk assessment with notes, photos, videos, date/time, and location.*

* Coming soon on paid version and in Android. 

No phone? No Problem

The ECHO Swiftwater Risk Assessment Tool was originally designed using a printed quick reference guide and this remains a free download

Get Certified in ECHO

We offer a 45 minute online certified course on the ECHO Swiftwater Risk Assessment Tool. With several incident videos to review, learners get realistic practice in applying the tool, whether they are using the free PDF or the App.

Published Article on ECHO

Read the open source article published in the Journal of Search and Rescue (JSAR) article on the ECHO Swiftwater Risk Assessment Tool for an in-depth explanation of the system and it’s evolution. 


The information provided in this mobile app is intended for general informational purposes only. It is not intended to be, and should not be relied upon as, legal, technical, or professional advice. The app’s content is based on commonly accepted guidelines and practices, but it may not reflect the most current legal or technical standards.

Carrying out a risk assessment and implementing rescue techniques involve inherent risks and complexities that may vary depending on the specific circumstances. Users of this app should exercise their own judgment and seek professional advice as needed to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and industry standards.

The app’s creators and developers make no warranties or representations of any kind, express or implied, regarding the accuracy, completeness, reliability, or suitability of the information provided. They shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages arising out of the use or reliance on the app’s content.

Users are responsible for verifying the information provided in the app and for independently assessing the risks and requirements associated with carrying out a risk assessment and implementing rescue techniques. The app’s creators and developers disclaim any liability for actions taken or not taken based on the information contained in this app.

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