RIVER SAFETY & SKILLS COURSE:
Dates: July 14-15, 2018
For details and registration: University of Alaska Fairbanks Summer Sessions in 2018! (up to 10 participants will be allowed)
Equipment needed to participate: PFD (personal flotation device), dry suit or wetsuit, helmet, extra layers, water bottle, food for the day . Some items may be rented depending on availability.
Day 1: Half the day will be on dry land going over theory, hydrology, rescue scenarios, knots, ropes, and boat familiarization. The second half of the day will be spent on a slow moving section of river with drills incorporating what we learned earlier in the day.
Day 2: We spend the whole day on the river going over scenarios, practicing our swim techniques, and dealing with a variety of capsized water craft, and river hazards.
The River Safety & Skills Course is designed for novice to advanced individuals or groups. This course will cover proper equipment for any river activity, basic ropes and knots, Hydrology (reading currents and river features), hazards, self- rescue, group rescue, proper swimming techniques, throw ropes, river crossing, and a controlled strainer practice.
This course will give individuals river safety skills to feel more comfortable in the moving water environment.
PFD’s (Personal Floatation Device), helmets, multiple water craft, paddles, Z-drag kits, rescue throw ropes, whistles, and dry bags (for personal gear on the river)
*Participants can use personal equipment with instructor permission*
Necessary items not provided:
Dry Suit or wet suit, Rain Gear, extra synthetic layers (if you get wet or cold), rubber boots, river shoes, water for the day (water bottle), Lunch and snacks, Transportation is not provided by ARG.