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!More About Us
“Having been involved in the practice and instruction of Wilderness Medicine for over 20 years, I can say without a doubt that the Whitewater Rescue Institute courses in Safety and Swift Water Rescue Technician are absolute essentials for any water/outdoor enthusiast. Whitewater Rescue Institute’s extreme professionalism and extensive knowledge will provide you the essential skills you need to safely enjoy water sports and potentially prevent those unexpected tragedies. This was one of the most beneficial courses I have ever taken.”