The WRI Training Center, located in Alberton, Montana, plays a central role in many of our swift water rescue classes and inland oil spill response courses. The training center’s location is ideal for swiftwater rescue, fastwater spill response and technical rescue training. Located right on the Clark Fork River near Missoula, we have Class I-IV whitewater within walking distance from our classroom and shop. Students roll out of camp, into the classroom, and onto the river in no time at all. The Clark Fork River plays host to our Swiftwater Rescue Training, Jet Boat and Inland Spill Response Trainings from March through November. The prehistoric rocks and cliffs of the Alberton Gorge are perfect for High/Low Angle Technical Rope Training. When the river freezes and the snow is falling, we turn our sights on Ice Rescue training.
We truly feel fortunate to have such a unique gift as the Clark Fork River valley to call home. And it is even more exciting to share our passion for the river and this place with our students. Call today to sign up or schedule a course at the Training Center.
“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.”