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!More About Us
“Working with the staff from WRI was brilliant on all levels, from coordination of the class, equipment, teaching, all while remaining flexible on location due to the size of Yellowstone. Their style of teaching, as well as, professionalism engaged the Rangers here in Yellowstone. The students felt they received top notch training, due to the staff’s experience, and incredible ability to relate with the students while raising the bar so students met expected goals. WRI will be back!”