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

“Every year we have Cody and the guys from the Whitewater Rescue Institute come out and put on a swiftwater rescue course for our training guides. They are always professional, educational, and f…un. Most of the new trainees are nervous or intimidated by the course beforehand but for months after they talk about how cool and fun the course was and how glad they are that they took it.”

Robin Trotter, Owner Yellowstone Raft Company
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