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Event Name:Whitewater Rescue Technician @ San Jose, Costa Rica
Event Type(s):Risk Management


Whitewater Rescue Technician training is required for individuals looking to become river professionals, such as raft guides or safety kayakers. This certification is essential for these outdoor professionals as it addresses all major aspects of water rescue and provides a standardization of training on topics including rescue techniques, training standards, operational policies, safety guidelines and professional rescue qualifications.

Topics covered in this course include rescue introduction philosophy, size-up at a water rescue, the rules of swift water rescue, search in a water rescue incident, self-rescue and personal safety, hydrology and river dynamics, personal and team equipment, water rescue skills and techniques overview, rope rescue skills and techniques, advanced techniques and high risk scenarios, and medical considerations. 

The training will take place on the Pacuare, Sarapiquí, and/or Pejibaye River.

You can sign up to this as part of our Coast to Coast Expedition.

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Event Date:10/23/2019 - 10/26/2019
Event Time:All Day
Location:Outward Bound Costa Rica
Outward Bound Costa Rica
Calle Vindas
San Jose, SJ 30307

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Contact Person:Aliza G
(phone: 85369965)

Minimum age: 17
Location: Costa Rica
Coast to Coast Expedition cost: $11,685
Whitewater Rescue Technician cost: $550

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