Upcoming Courses

Swiftwater Spill Response Operations: Pasco, WA
  • Sep 27 - 29 2017
  • Pasco, WA
  • $ 650.00
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Swiftwater Spill Response: Oil Under Ice Technician
  • Feb 03 - 04 2018
  • WRI Training Center
  • $ 650.00
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Ice Rescue Technician: Missoula, MT
  • Feb 17 - 18 2018
  • WRI Training Center
  • $ 225.00
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The Whitewater Rescue Institute is a leader and innovator in technical rescue training. 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 and oil 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. Our staff are truly experts at what they do. As professional river guides, US Coast Guard Licensed Boat Captains, Search and Rescue Team Members, former and current National Park Rangers, NOLS Instructors, Climbing Guides, Emergency Medical Responders, and Ski Patrollers 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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“Every year we have Cody and the guys from the Whitewater Rescue Institute come out and put on a swiftwater rescue course for our training guides. They are always professional, educational, and f…un. Most of the new trainees are nervous or intimidated by the course beforehand but for months after they talk about how cool and fun the course was and how glad they are that they took it.”

Robin Trotter, Owner Yellowstone Raft Company
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