Upcoming Courses

Swiftwater Spill Response Technician: Deschutes River, OR
  • Apr 22 - 25 2019
  • Deschutes River, Oregon
  • $ 1295.00
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California Department of Fish and Wildlife Swiftwater Spill Response Training
  • May 01 - 02 2019
  • Sacramento, CA
  • $ 1295.00
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Swiftwater/Flood Rescue Technician: Missoula, MT
  • May 10 - 12 2019
  • WRI Training Center
  • $ 335
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Swiftwater/Flood Rescue Technician: Bozeman, MT
  • May 17 - 19 2019
  • Bozeman, MT
  • $ 335
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Swiftwater/Flood Rescue Technician: Gardiner, MT
  • May 31 - Jun 02 2019
  • Gardiner, MT
  • $ 335
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Swiftwater/Flood Rescue Technician: West Glacier, MT
  • Jun 07 - 09 2019
  • West Glacier, MT
  • $ 335
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The Whitewater Rescue Institute is a leader and innovator in technical rescue training  and inland oil spill response. We offer National Fire Protection Agency compliant courses for Public Safety Personnel and practical, experience based courses for river recreation enthusiasts. WRI courses include Swiftwater and Flood Rescue, Rope Rescue, Ice Rescue, Motorized and Non-Motorized Boat Operations, Packraft Safety and Swiftwater Spill Response courses throughout Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Washington, Colorado, California and the United States.

The Whitewater Rescue Institute is based in Missoula, Montana. WRI calls the Clark Fork and Blackfoot Rivers home. The WRI Training Center is an ideal location to learn technical rescue skills in swiftwater rescue, rope rescue, jet boat operations, inland oil spill response and fastwater spill response.

We are dedicated to providing the highest quality technical rescue training for our students. We know that it takes years and years of experience to develop the skills necessary to teach realistic and practical technical rescue courses, that is why we require of our instructor staff more than a instructor course. WRI staff include professional river guides, US Coast Guard Licensed Boat Captains, Search and Rescue Team Members, former and current National Park Rangers, NOLS Instructors, Climbing Guides, EMTs, Ski Patrollers, and Fastwater Spill Response Technicians. we not only teach, we do.

Whitewater Rescue Institute courses are dynamic and scenario based. This gives our students the opportunity to develop skills necessary to effectively carry out operations in technical rescue. We offer a variety of rescue courses customized to meet the needs of professionals and recreationalists, alike. We can also tailor fit a course to your groups needs. Call us or sign up today!

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“WRI was professional and easy to work with. Not only did they deliver a great class, but they found a way to connect with my members to deliver an exceptional class. My members are still talking… about it. We got equipment and SOP ideas well. This training has saved citizens lives and will save rescuer lives as well.”

Tim Cortez, Division Chief, Casper Fire-EMS Department
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