ADVG 2460
Swiftwater Rope Rescue (60 hours)
Credits: 2
Students gain a comprehensive understanding of rope systems as applied to the moving water environment. The course is structured parallel to the Provincial Emergency Program Rope Rescue Team Member course, however, it is intended for participants from paddling backgrounds, and is required prior to entry into the Swiftwater Rescue Instructor course. Students become proficient at rope handling skills and principles and communication on the river. Students set up rescue anchors, belays for multi-person loads, lowering and raising systems, patient and stretcher ties and attachments, recovering vessels, and highline systems and telfers. Students alos participate in numerous rescue simulations.
Prerequisite: ADVG 1570, ADVG 2730, ADVG 1110 and ADVG 2030