Swiftwater Safety and Rescue

Ideal training for individuals working, traveling, or playing in and around rivers. Dry land training provides in-depth analysis of river features, morphology, and hazards, an overview of the effects of cold water on the human body and related first aid skills, safety equipment options, principles of rescue, and basic rescue techniques. Practical training challenges candidates to become comfortable at reading river features, identifying safe routes for wading, swimming, and paddling through rapids, all while maintain heightened situational awareness. Rescue techniques practiced include talk rescues, throwbagging, mechanical advantage systems, strong swimmer rescuers, and techniques for quickly and safely dealing with specific hazards such as strainers, sweepers, hydraulics, and foot entrapments.
3 days