RRC River Rescue Certification

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**COVID-19 UPDATE: Wet Planet’s Professional Training Courses, including River Rescue Courses, have been officially approved by Washington State as essential training under Phase 1. River Rescue and Wilderness Medicine courses provide essential training to those who may respond in an emergency situation, and serve everyone from recreational boaters to Fire-Fighters, Police, and SAR Personnel. Whether you’re taking the WFR for work or personal reasons, these courses are considered essential because with the proper training, your response in an emergency situation can keep resources like hospital beds and SAR personnel free for those who need them.

With that said, we will be taking the appropriate measures to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 during our courses. We will provide additional details on that in the weeks to come.


Taking river rescue training for boaters to a new level, the 2-day River Rescue Certification (RRC) course is a hands-on, scenario-based rescue course designed specifically for whitewater boaters: kayakers, rafters, cat boaters, SUP paddlers, river boarders, and canoers. Students will receive internationally recognized certification through Sierra Rescue International.

This course should be a pre-requisite for anyone boating on any river anywhere!

This fast-paced course emphasizes on-river scenarios in order to help students develop the ability to choose good actions when a river rescue becomes necessary. Taught by paddlers who spend a good portion of their lives on whitewater in a professional capacity, this course will focus on quick, efficient, low-tech techniques for rescue that utilize the basic gear that you are likely to carry with you on the river in your boat. Focusing on rescue scenarios that you are likely to encounter while paddling, students will practice rescue techniques through a variety of on river scenarios.

Who this course is ideal for: The course is perfect for private paddlers (kayakers, rafters, cat boaters, etc.). The course is also appropriate for professional river guides looking for a 2-day course instead of the 3-day River Rescue Professional (RRC-Pro). Fire and SAR personnel should take the NFPA-compliant Swiftwater Rescue Technician Unit 1 (SRT-1) course. DWR, Fish and Game personnel, environmental consultants, fisheries biologists and other professionals who work around streams and rivers should also consider the Whitewater Rescue Technician (WRT).

June 06 2020


Start: June 6 @ 9:00 am
End: June 7 @ 5:00 pm
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Hood River

Hood River, OR 97031 United States

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