Schlitterbahn is more than just a Waterpark. Throughout the year we host groups for specialized water training.  Recently we were pleased to provide our training pool to the Search and Rescue (SAR) instructors from Priority 1 Air Rescue.

Priority 1 Air Rescue teaches all aspects of emergency response for pilots and aircrews to provide SAR as well as Helicopter Emergency Medical Services.  Priority 1 provides training worldwide for Fire/Rescue services, SAR teams, Utility/Industry personnel, Law Enforcement Agencies and Military Units.

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Bob Watson (standing, second from right) diving instructor with Priority 1 Air Rescue provides Search and Rescue training for new employees.  Instructors use the cage pictured to simulate underwater cockpit extraction.  The “victims” are strapped into seats contained within the cage; the cage is lowered into the water and flipped upside down.  This method enables real time scuba training for rescuers.

Schlitterbahn Galveston considers water safety training very important and is pleased to partner with Priority 1 Air Rescue for their certification needs.  Galveston’s local offshore industries and location on the Gulf Coast make this type of training especially dear to our hearts.

For more information on hosting training events at Schlitterbahn Galveston contact the Group Sales Department at 409-770-9283.