Whitewater Rescue Technician (WRT)

 

Get international certification as a Whitewater Rescue Technician (WRT)—the standard for river guides, instructors, and paddlers. Build confidenceknowledge, and skills through hands-on practice and simulations.


Get international certification as a Whitewater Rescue Technician (WRT)—the standard for river guides, instructors, and paddlers.

Build confidenceknowledge, and skills through hands-on practice and simulations.

You'll gain tools for rescues, starting in easy rapids then challenging yourself in harder water and more complex situations. Become competent performing effective rescues with limited resources—and making smart decisions when river running.

You can also take the course over two 2-day blocks by doing the Whitewater Rescue (WWR) Levels I & II and then, anytime within the three year certification period, taking the WRT-Bridge Level III.

Prerequisites

- 16 years and up. 16 and 17 year olds need written parental consent
- Swimming ability is necessary
- Pre-course prep (see Boreal River webpage)

Take away materials

- Waterproof course manual: Whitewater Rescue Field Guide
- Locking rescue carabiner & 5m of tubular webbing for your rescue kit
- Certification card, practical evaluation record sheet, Whitewater Rescue Technician sticker

What to expect

- Get tons of hands-on practice with professional instructors, a great learning environment, and a well-run course
- Increase your knowledge of the river environment to avoid hazards and work with the water, not against it
- Practice techniques such as swimming, wading, and throwing ropes to move around the river, perform self-rescues, and rescue others
- Learn knots, anchors, and rope systems for use in equipment recovery and transportation
- Gain the tools to carry out effective rescues with limited resources when river running
- Progress from learning skills in easy water to performing more complex rescues in bigger rapids
- Gain experience and confidence through challenging simulations and drills.

For more information and FAQs, please click here. 

For bookings, click here!

 

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Course Information:

Date:                   May 12 - 15th 2018

Cost:                    $599

Location:             Revelstoke, BC

Rental Equipment

The following equipment can be rented from Boreal River Rescue. Prices are in CAD and include rental for your whole course:

  • Wetsuit (full length arms & legs, fleece-lined) - $55
    Helmet - $10
    Rescue PFD (with ‘quick-release’ harness) - $35

How to Register

1. Click here to go to the Boreal River website.

2. Click the Details/Register for the course based in Revelstoke, BC.

3. Fill out the registration form on that page or call Boreal river anytime at +1 (866) 242-9383. Follow the instructions to pay your tuition by credit card, e-mail transfer, or cheque.

4. Receive a confirmation e-mail along with a ‘student information package’ and a course receipt.

Boreal River Cancellation Policy

For cancellations more than 60 days from course start: full refund minus $35 registration fee.

For cancellations less than 60 days but more than 2 weeks from course start: 50% refund.

For cancellations less than 2 weeks from course start date: no refund.