Whitewater Rescue Technician & Wilderness First Aid

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Whitewater Rescue Technician & Wilderness First Aid

4 days of realistic training and practice in an amazing river environment

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Laragh Laragh Wicklow Ireland

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About this event

The Rescue 3 Europe Whitewater Rescue Technician course is designed for river users who require advanced rescue capability in a whitewater environment.

Course content includes:

  • Wilderness First Aid
  • Casualty management
  • Evacuation
  • Incident management
  • Rescue 3 philosophy
  • Training standards
  • River hydrology and hazards
  • Personal equipment
  • Technical and group equipment
  • Pre-trip planning
  • Risk assessments
  • Incident size-up
  • Operating at night/ in poor visibility
  • Introduction to searching rivers
  • Communications
  • Whitewater swimming techniques
  • Strainer swim
  • Conditional rescues – throwbags
  • Shallow water techniques
  • Complex entrapments and cinches
  • True/contact rescues -
  • Tethered line crossing methods
  • Tensioned diagonals/zip lines
  • Flips, rights and crew/client recovery
  • Complex boat pins and wraps
  • Tethered boat techniques
  • Knots and anchor systems
  • Vector pulls
  • Tensioning systems and mechanical advantage
  • Simple belay systems

Prerequisites: Confident swimmer, with experience of water-based activities (rafting, kayaking, canoeing, canyoning, coasteering, etc)

Minimum age: 18.

Cost is €200 per person. (Course is normally €350 but is subsidised by €150 per person by a grant from the IASTT).

€100 non refundable deposit secures place.