How to Buy Swiftwater Gear
Previous published on firerescue1.com, this article outlines guidelines for agencies and individuals seeking to purchase swiftwater rescue gear.
River Safety Articles
Doug Ammons Essays
Kayaking pioneer and author Doug Ammons shares a few excerpts from his books The Laugh of the Water Nymph and Whitewater Philosophy.
Conditioning tips from John Amtmann, Ed.D.
Nominations sought for Swiftwater Rescue Award
The Higgins and Langley award for swiftwater rescue is now seeking nominations for 2010 rescues done right. If you were involved in, witnessed or heard tell of a great save on the rivers, please consider nominating the individual or team. You can read more about the award and the nomination process by downloading the following .pdf or visiting the Higgins and Langley site.
Miles City Fire Department
Branden Stevens, past student of WRI, and Firefighter/EMT-B was featured in Advanced Rescue Technology Journal for an outstanding save on the frozen Tongue River. Read the article:
“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.”