White Water Rescue Technician – Taupo

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taupo@canoeandkayak.co.nz  |  07 378 1003

SKU: White Water Rescue Technician - Taupo Category:

Description

 Get Internationally Qualified with the WRT course.

This three-day course is designed specifically for professional guides, kayakers, private boaters, fish and game personnel, and others who work or play on or around flowing water. Participants will benefit from this intensive, hands-on course and will learn to use techniques and simple equipment to assess and perform river rescues. The emphasis is on speedy, low-tech, and improvised rescue techniques that are effective and require minimal equipment.

WRT-Pro
Is an internationally recognized rescue certification that is written for professional boaters, by professional boaters. It is a fast-paced, scenario bases course designed to develop the ability to choose good actions when a river rescue is necessary. This course is for river guides and kayakers who spend a good portion of their lives on the river in a professional capacity, and therefore have a solid base of boating and rescue skills already. This intensive and comprehensive course takes professional certification to a whole new level.
This course covers important components like incident size up, risk assessment and management, site control, rope work plus all the “bread and butter” skills for professional river people. This course is also recognized by Maritime New Zealand and the NZRA as meeting the requirements in rule 81.34(2) for trip leader currency in river rescue skills.
Prerequisites:
  • Current river guide or safety kayaker
  • Prior river experience
  • Confident swimmer
Date:
  • TBC
Duration:
  • Three days
Size of the class:
  • We run small courses with a minimum of 6 and no more than 12 students per course with one instructor and up to 16 students with 2 instructors.
Location:
  • Kaituna or Tarawera River or as required by the client.
Equipment required per person:
  • Wetsuit or drysuit
  • Life jacket with whistle and knife
  • Helmet
  • Appropriate river footwear
  • Throw bag
  • Karabiners
  • Webbing slings
  • Small pulleys
  • Prussic loops
Course fee:
  • $499 incl GST
Booking:
  • 50% of the course fee is required to book your place in the course.
Benefits of using Rescue 3 International:
  1. Truly recognized worldwide
  2. Three yearly certification
  3. Recertification can be done anywhere in the world
  4. Recertifications are done at a discounted rate
  5. ID card where students records can be verified online.
Book directly with Canoe & Kayak Taupo, Phone 07 378 1003 or taupo@canoeandkayak.co.nz

This three-day course is designed specifically for professional guides, kayakers, private boaters, fish and game personnel, and others who work or play on or around flowing water. Participants will benefit from this intensive, hands-on course and will learn to use techniques and simple equipment to assess and perform river rescues. The emphasis is on speedy, low-tech, and improvised rescue techniques that are effective and require minimal equipment.

Sign up:

These courses fill up fast so secure your spot by contacting Canoe & Kayak Taupo today
(07) 378 1003 or taupo@canoeandkayak.co.nz

Transport is not included; it may be possible to share a ride with other clients or the instructors if available.

  

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