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River Rescue Courses and Training

Swiftwater Rescue Training for Rafters, Kayakers, and Search and Rescue Professionals

River Rescue Training By Professional River Rescue Instructors

Taking river rescue training for boaters to a new level, Wet Planet provides fast-paced, scenario-based rescue courses designed to develop the ability to choose good actions when a river rescue is necessary. Students will receive internationally recognized certification through Rescue 3 International for all Wet Planet courses.

We provide a variety of different courses to meet the specific needs of different river users, from kayakers just learning the sport, to professional river guides, to agency search and rescue and fire personnel.

River Rescue / Whitewater Rescue Technician Professional (RRC/WRT-Pro): This 3-day course has been designed specifically for individuals that spend a good portion of their lives on the river in a professional capacity (specifically river guides and kayaker instructors).

River Rescue / Whitewater Rescue Technician (RRC / WRT): This 2-day course is a hands-on, scenario-based rescue course designed specifically for whitewater boaters: kayakers, rafters, cat boaters, SUP paddlers, river boarders, and canoers.

Swiftwater Rescue Technician (SRT-1): This 3-day NFPA-compliant Swiftwater Rescue Technician Unit 1 (SRT-1) course is designed specifically for Fire and SAR personnel, or other professionals who need an NFPA compliant river rescue course.

Whitewater Rescue Technician (WRT): This 3-day course is designed specifically for agency and company personnel who work around rivers and don’t need an NFPA certified course. DWR, Fish and Game personnel, environmental consultants, fisheries biologists, and other professionals who work around streams and rivers will find this course perfect for their needs.

Technical Rope Rescue Technician Level (TRR – TL): This 5-day NFPA-compliant course is intended for climbers, technical rescue professionals, or paddlers who might find themselves needing to perform complicated vertical rescues (or work with a Search and Rescue team performing a vertical rescue). Students learn and practice skills needed for low angle and steep angle vertical rescues.

River Rescue / Whitewater Rescue Technician Professional (RRC/WRT Pro)

2017: April 22-24; May 20-22; June 10-12; September 23-25
  • Price: 3-day / $325
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River Rescue / Whitewater Rescue Technician (RRC/WRT)

2017: April 22-23; May 20-21; June 10-11; September 23-24
  • Price: 2-day / $225
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Swiftwater Rescue Technician Course (SRT-1)

2017: April 11-13; May 9-11; June 13-15; September 19-21
  • Price: 3-day / $400
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Whitewater Rescue Technician (WRT)

2017: April 11-13; May 9-11; June 13-15; September 19-21
  • Price: 3-day / $345
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