Duration: 3 Days
Price Per Person: $400.00
Dates: May 24-26, 2019
Location: TBD (Chena and or Nenana)
The American Canoe Association Level 4 Swiftwater Rescue Course combines an outdoor classroom setting with hands-on learning scenarios. The course covers the essentials of personal safety, accident prevention, and risk management in the whitewater environment. Emphasis is placed on the recognition and avoidance of common river hazards, execution of self-rescue techniques, and group rescue techniques for paddlers/boaters in distress.
Students will practice and observe industry standard techniques for dealing with hazards that carry greater risks for both victim and rescuer, such as strainers, rescue vest applications, entrapments, and pins.
Scenarios will provide an opportunity for participants to practice their skills both individually and within a team/group context.
Skills taught include: personal safety, group safety, proper use of rescue equipment, mechanical advantage (z-drag), and simple to complex rescue solutions.
Participants should be in good physical condition and be comfortable in class II / III whitewater. The courses functions best when participants display the willingness to have fun and learn in a group environment.Swiftwater Rescue Course Description (5 downloads)
Swiftwater Rescue Course Gear List (7 downloads)
Co-sponsored by Arctic River Guides, American Canoe Association, Fairbanks Paddlers & Riverstone Adventures.