Rescue 3 International Whitewater Rescue Technician-Professional

Duration: 2 Days
Price Per Person: Contact for Pricing
Location: Bryson City, NC


The 3-day WRT Pro course is an internationally recognized, 3-year 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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