Swiftwater/Flood Rescue Technician: Durango, CO Published: May 20, 2021

This course is the standard for professional swiftwater rescue teams. If your agency responds to moving water accidents, the Technician certification is a must. It is compliant to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) standards 1006 and 1670. The intensive 20 hour swiftwater rescue class has four hours of classroom instruction followed by two and a half days developing and practicing skills o...

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Ice Rescue Technician: Missoula, MT Published: February 27, 2021

This course meets and exceeds, the NFPA standards for Ice Rescue.  Because WRI is based in the Inland Northwest, ice rescue is often dramatically different here than other places.  Namely, we deal with moving water and ice.  We focus on rescuer safety and tactics in dealing with this extremely complex and dangerous environment.  We examine video footage of past rescues to allow students to lea...

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Swiftwater/Flood Rescue Technician: Gardiner, MT Published: June 21, 2020

The Whitewater Rescue Institute: Technician is a twenty hour course designed for professional raft guides and whitewater paddlers. It typically consists two hours of classroom instruction followed by two days developing and practicing skills on the river. We always modify the class based on the students' paddling/guiding experience and background. While the initial emphasis is safety & self re...

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“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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