Whitewater Rescue Technician

WHITEWATER RESCUE TECHNICIAN BASIC

Duration: 2 Days
Price Per Person: $360
Location: Bryson City, NC
Upcoming Dates:

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Whitewater Rescue Technician BasicSeptember 22-23, 2018Bryson City, NC

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This internationally recognized, 3-year certification is a must for river enthusiasts and non-profit organizations that spend time on moving water. It provides vital training that assimilates the use of basic river gear, skills and knowledge to build confidence in the latest techniques in swiftwater rescue. The focus is on water hazard identification, rescue planning and executing rescues of self and others.

Skills you will acquire include:
• Rope rescue techniques including throw ropes, mechanical advantages, knots and hitches
• Wading and shallow water crossings
• Entrapments including foot, body and boat
• Strainer recognition and rescue
• Boat recovery and flip drills
• Zip lines and transport methods

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WHITEWATER RESCUE TECHNICIAN PRO

Duration: 3 Days
Price Per Person: $440
Location: Bryson City, NC
Upcoming Dates:

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Whitewater Rescue Technician ProOctober 13-15, 2018Bryson City, NC

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The 3-day WRT Pro course is an internationally recognized, 3-day certification designed for guides, river professionals and avid recreational paddlers. It is fast-paced and physically demanding. Students will develop quick reaction times and learn to recognize available options and resources. Students’ abilities to assist team rescue scenarios, practice basic rope skills, stabilize and evacuate victims, boat-based rescues and swimming in whitewater will be evaluated. The course also features a night-ops training exercise and focuses heavily on hands-on scenarios. A detailed course book helps students maintain skills and stay current with continued education and testing options. Whitewater river experience and Class II-III skills required. There are no course prerequisites.

Skills you will acquire include:
• Rope rescue techniques including throw ropes, mechanical advantages, knots and hitches
• Wading and shallow water crossings
• Entrapments including foot, body and boat
• Strainer recognition and rescue
• Boat recovery and flip drills
• Zip lines and transport methods
• Two point lowering systems

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WHITEWATER RESCUE TECHNICIAN PRO RECERTIFICATION

Duration: 1 day
Price Per Person: $175
Location: Bryson City, NC
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The 1-day WRT Pro Recertification Course is an internationally recognized, 1-day recertification designed for guides, river professionals and avid recreational paddlers who have a WRT-Pro Certification set to expire. It is fast-paced and physically demanding. Students will develop quick reaction times and learn to recognize available options and resources. A detailed course book helps students maintain skills and stay current with continued education and testing options. Whitewater river experience and Class II-III skills required. This course also recertifies an expiring River Rescue-Pro Certification.

Skills you will acquire include:
• Rope rescue techniques including throw ropes, mechanical advantages, knots and hitches
• Wading and shallow water crossings
• Entrapments including foot, body and boat
• Strainer recognition and rescue
• Boat recovery and flip drills
• Zip lines and transport methods
• Two point lowering systems

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