White Water Rescue Technician – Taupo

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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.

This stand-alone course focuses on shore, boat and contact based rescues in a group activity situation.
This customised Whitewater Rescue Technician (WRT) course is for recreational kayakers who want to advance their whitewater safety and rescue skills and gain an internationally recognised certification.The three-day course starts with a half/full day of theory/outside skills followed by two full on practical river days with scenarios customised to the students needs. It consists of intensive training using techniques and simple equipment to assess and perform river rescues. NZQA unit standards are available for an additional charge.The initial emphasis is on developing hot zone and contact rescue skills. Other objectives include using basic rescue equipment, communications/signals, throw bags, entrapment drills, strainer drill, boat wraps,/pins, zip lines, combat swim, spinal rolls, helicopter safety, river crossing, aggressive/defensive swimming, hydrology, incident management, basic rope systems, tethered rescue swimmer, V lowers, boat on highline/ boat rescues and much more. This course does not teach basic paddle craft skills (rolls etc), which students need to have prior to attending.

Equipment required:

  • Full length wet (or dry) suit (2.5mm or above is fine)
  • Kayak or rock climbing type helmet
  • Old sports shoes or dive booties
  • Personal Floatation Device with quick release and cows tail
  • Packed lunch, snacks and water
  • Pea-less whistle (i.e. fox40 or lifejacket type)
  • Towel(s)
  • Personal medication (if required)
  • Change of warm clothes
  • Raincoat
  • Swimming goggles (for those wearing contacts)
  • Pen and paper
  • Water rescue throw bag (optional)
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent
  • If possible, you are welcome to bring your Kayak too.
Skills required:
  • Participants must be physically able to swim 200m confidently.
  • For those wishing to bring their kayak to the course, students must be able to perform self-rescue (i.e. roll and exits and capable for grade 2+).
Next Course:
Taupo, NZL.
To Be Advised
Course costs are $380 per person and that covers all instruction, the manual, patch/sticker, certificate and skill sheet.
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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