Rescue 3: River Rescue Certification
This workshop teaches recognition and avoidance of common river hazards, execution of self-rescue techniques, and rescue techniques for paddlers in distress. Emphasis is placed on both personal safety and on simple, commonly used skills. Techniques for dealing with hazards that carry greater risks for both victim and rescuer, such as strainers, rescue vest applications, entrapments and pins are also practiced. Scenarios will provide an opportunity for participants to practice their skills both individually and within a team/group context. Ideally, students should be able to competently maneuver a craft in at least Class II whitewater. Participants should be in good health and overall fitness, possess solid swimming ability, and be comfortable swimming in moving current during river drills. Participants should dress appropriately for weather and temperature, and should expect to be in the wa- ter for extended periods of time. Instructor: Sierra Rescue (www.sierrarescue.com).