How to Buy Swiftwater Gear

Previous published on firerescue1.com, this article outlines guidelines for agencies and individuals seeking to purchase swiftwater rescue gear.

How to Buy Swiftwater Rescue Equipment

River Safety Articles

WRI Director Cody Harris has written numerous articles concerning river safety.  Here are a few.

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.

The Bond of the River

Conditioning tips from John Amtmann, Ed.D.

Montana Tech Professor and WRI lead instructor John Amtmann gives rescuers and river runners cross training tips.

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.

HLAwardsCallForNominations2011

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:

Advanced Rescue Technology

“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!”

Amy Mazzarisi, Training Coordinator, Yellowstone National Park
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