Upcoming Courses

Swiftwater/Flood Rescue Instructor Course
  • Apr 24 - 26 2018
  • WRI Training Center
  • $ 425.00
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Swiftwater/Flood Rescue Technician: Dillon, MT
  • Apr 27 - 29 2018
  • Dillon, MT
  • $ 335
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Swiftwater / Flood Rescue Technician: Kalispell, MT
  • Apr 27 - 29 2018
  • West Glacier, MT
  • $ 335
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Swiftwater Spill Response Awareness: Seattle, WA
  • May 03 2018
  • Seattle, WA
  • $ 325.00
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Swiftwater Spill Response Technician: Bend, OR
  • May 07 - 11 2018
  • Bend, OR
  • $ 1195.00
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Swiftwater / Flood Rescue Technician: Missoula, MT
  • May 11 - 13 2018
  • WRI Training Center
  • $ 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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“I really appreciate the swift water rescue operations and technician-level training WRI provided for Kennedy Jenks Consultants and the BNSF Railway Company emergency response personnel at Havre, MT and Guernsey, WY in 2010. The training classes were hands-on and greatly improved our river-safety skill levels. Several of my rafting and kayaking friends and I have also attended WRI swiftwater rescue technician classes on the Stillwater River this summer. As good as the training is, what really impressed me was when I called WRI late in the evening on 12 May, 2010 to respond to a BNSF train derailment on the Wind River, you and your staff responded quickly and provided our emergency response team with several swiftwater rescue technicians, a rescue raft, a jet boat, and valuable river safety oversight. We look forward to working with WRI again.”

Nic Winslow, Emergency Response Manager, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants
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