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RESCUE FOR RIVER RUNNERS R3 – RECREATIONAL

No prerequisites required!

Quick Details

Adult Ages 12+
CA$300
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Free

River Rescue Courses on the Ottawa River

R3-Rec course is designed as an introduction to river rescue for professional guide, private boaters, canoe trippers and others who work or play around moving water. You will learn to use techniques and simple equipment to assess and perform river rescues securely and effectively.

Presented in a new two-day format, this course focuses on realistic problems that you may face. The emphasis is on fast, low-tech and improvised rescue techniques that are effective and require minimal equipment.

You will be taught to understand whitewater dynamics, handle swiftwater hazards and obstacles, effectively use throwbags, control in-water contact rescues, set up simple rope systems, successfully extricate pinned/wrapped boats, utilize basic rescue equipment and much more. The course builds the necessary skill and confidence for you to perform safe and effective rescues.

What’s included in your adventure

  • Course manual or field guide
  • Internationally-Recognized Sierra Rescue International Certification
  • Certificate of Completion for Level 3 River Safety and Rescue from The American Canoe Association upon completion of the course

What to Bring

Students are required to bring or rent their own personal safety equipment (helmet, PFD, river clothing/shoes). Meals and accommodation are not included in the course cost; please contact the host site for options and pricing. See below for meal/accommodation options for courses held at Esprit.

Recertification Note: There is no recommended recertification for this course. It is recommended to upgrade to R3-Pro within 3 years.

ADDITIONAL ADD-ONS

Customize your Rescue Course with Esprit by adding any of the following options:

 

Option Options Details Amount
Accommodations Camping (bring your own tent)

Platform tent rental

Hostel

$15.00/night

$15.00/night

$30.00/night

Meals Breakfast

Lunch

Ultimate BBQ

$10.00

$10.00

$25.00

Equipment PFD (lifejacket)

Helmet

Wetsuit

Drysuit

$5.00/day

$5.00/day

$20.00/day

$40.00/day

 

CONTRACT COURSES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

Esprit is a world renown leader, innovator and provider of water rescue training for the commercial and recreational whitewater industries. All courses are offered by Esprit in association with Sierra Rescue International and the American Canoe Association (ACA) Contact [email protected] for more info.