• Published: October 28, 2009

WRI is pleased to announce that Cody has been elected to the Higgins and Langley Memorial Award Board of Directors. Cody said, “It is an honor and a privilege to be involved with this organization. I look forward to contributing what I can to further their mission.”

The Higgins and Langley Memorial Awards in Swiftwater Rescue honor outstanding achievement in the technical rescue discipline of swiftwater and flood rescue. They are not heroism awards, but rather recognize preparedness, teamwork, and a job well done, sometimes under extreme conditions, where training is vital to the success of rescue missions, as well as the safety of rescue personnel.

The 2009 award was given to the Cabin John Park Volunteer Fire Department, who responded to a water main break on River Road in Bethesda, Maryland. To view video of this amazing rescue, click here. To read more about the river road rescue, click here.

The 2010 call for nominations will be coming out soon. Read more about the nomination process here.

“Whether you are a river-rookie or an experienced boater, WRI tailors their classes to what you need to learn in a fun and challenging environment. Their scenario based teaching approach creates an electric learning atmosphere where you feel like you are in actual river rescue situations. I would recommend them to anybody!”

Eric Giddens, Owner Kern River Brewing Company/1996 Olympic Kayak Team Member
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