Swiftwater Rescue Courses
eNRG’s extensive experience in whitewater rescue, instruction and expeditions, combined with our knowledge of Rescue III, American Canoe Association, Red Cross, American Medical Response, and the Wilderness Medical Association methods creates a unique learning experience that is sure to inform and challenge participants both mentally and physically.
eNRG 1-Day Swiftwater Awareness Workshop
This one day workshop is a hands on customized class for recreational kayakers, rafters, and guides who want to hone their swiftwater rescue skills. The day is broken up into a classroom module and an experiential component. We will cover rescue theory and hydrology, introducing several different types of ropes and teach the minimalist approach to hardware, knots, and other tools. We will discuss foot entrapments / bow pins, contact rescues, wading rescues, and swimming in rapids. We will also cover the topics such as group management, victim behavior, and preemptive safety. Finally, we will recreate real life scenarios that will test all the knowledge you have learned, and help you build the judgment that will help save lives.
Dates/Times: May 27th
Location: Oregon City, Or – Clackamas River
Prerequisites: 18 yrs of age, have health insurance, ability to swim 25m unaided, and in good physical condition.
Swiftwater Rescue Technician Unit (SRT1) – NFPA compliant
SRT1 is an intensive three-day, 24- to 30-hour class. It has one day of classroom instruction followed by two days developing and practicing water rescue skills. The initial emphasis is on self-rescue skills. The course also covers water dynamics, handling hazards and obstacles, using basic rescue equipment, setting up technical rope systems, controlling in-water contact rescues, and much more. Information from this course is applicable to anyone confronted with potential water rescue, as well as, the possibility of self-rescue.
A course manual, skill sheet, test, Swift water Rescue Technician Unit 1(TM) (SRT1) Certificate of Completion, I.D. card, and patch are all provided during the class.
Duration: 24-30 Hours
Dates/Times: June 3rd-5th
Location: Mill City, OR – Santiam River
Prerequisites: 18 years of age or older, adequate health, insurance coverage, basic swimming ability, in good physical condition.