SWIFTWATER RESCUE TECHNIQUES
PRESENTED BY RAVEN RESCUE and MEDICAL
Did you know that water moving faster than 1.8 km/hour is considered Swiftwater? Small streams and creeks may look benign, but they’re packed with challenges for hikers looking to make simple water crossings. And while bigger rivers naturally raise our guard because of their volume and size, learning more about them can make travelling the river by canoe, raft and kayak safer and more enjoyable!
Join Raven Rescue and Medical to build simple swiftwater rope rescue systems, toss throw bags, and try on the latest swiftwater personal protective equipment. Our Rescue 3 International certified instructors will bring the river to life with their simple explanations of hydrology. Finally, wrap up your session with a challenging dryland scenario that will put your new knowledge to the test!
HIGHLIGHT: SWIFTWATER MEDICAL CONSIDERATIONS with RAVEN MEDICAL
Learn about common swiftwater medical conditions that you may encounter on the river from the technical rescue experts at Raven Medical. Applying cutting-edge medical knowledge to remote outdoor challenges is what Raven Medical is all about – don’t miss this part of Raven Rescue’s swiftwater session, where hypothermia and water aspiration are discussed.
ABOUT RAVEN RESCUE AND MEDICAL
Since 1982, the technical rescue training we provide is developed and certified by Rescue 3 International – the global leader in technical rescue training. We are the Official Agent for Rescue 3 in Canada. Through our affiliation with Rescue 3, we are able to provide certifications that are NFPA compliant – the standard-of-care in Canada and around the world.
The medical training we provide is developed by Raven Medical, a team of industry leading medical instructors with backgrounds in technical rescue, outdoor recreation activities, and medical expertise. With the varied backgrounds our team brings to the table, we’re able to relate our cutting-edge medical training to your specific needs.