PA Water Rescue Instructors Association

The PWRIA is a unit of certified water rescue instructors located throughout the state of Pennsylvania. The purpose of the association shall be to provide instructional education, networking, fellowship, to discuss mutual problems, share experiences, establish uniform standards in the instruction of the water rescue programs, and offer support and recommendations to the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission. Our mission is to promote water and ice rescue training for fire and rescue department personnel.


Ice Rescue & Emergency Response Instructor Course
February 2 & 3, 2019
Butler, PA (Butler County Community College)

Water Rescue & Emergency Response Instructor Course
April 5 to 7, 2019
Bellefonte, PA (H.R. Stackhouse)

Emergency Boat Operations & Rescue Instructor Course
May 4 & 5, 2019
(PFBC Headquarters)


Advanced Line Systems Rescue Instructor Course
November 16 & 17, 2019
Bellefonte, PA (H. R. Stackhouse)