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Be prepared to effect a rescue with minimal gear in remote wilderness locations!
This course teaches rescue techniques with regard to limited resources in a remote setting. This three day, (24-hour total class time) course meets the needs of professional river guides as well as USFS and BLM employees. Recreational river runners or anyone finding themselves working on or near moving water will gain valuable techniques in dealing with water hazards and emergencies. This intensive 24 hour class generally has two to three hours of on-land instruction each morning prior to entering the water.
This course is offered in partnership with Wilderness Rescue International. Nate Ostis (Author of several river rescue books) will be our instructor for this training. This swiftwater rescue certification fulfills all of the criteria for Swift Water Rescue Technician and is accepted curriculum across Rescue 3 International and American Canoe Association’s courses. Nate has many years of experience as a certified instructor and is an extremely knowledgeable instructor.
Overnight camping will be provided at North Santiam State Park, free of charge. Breakfast & dinner will be provided and all lunches are “on your own”. We suggest a brown bag approach with plenty of snacks to keep you going in the cold water. Call us if you have any questions!
This course contains “MUST HAVE” information for folks who want to feel prepared to meet the challenges of Northwest rivers while you’re kayaking, rafting or boating!
Call or click below to book your spot today, 503-395-7122