“This was an exceptional course that made me rethink many of the safety practices I've been using for over 20 years. Mark Hirst is an incredibly knowledgeable and adept instructor. The IRF assessments and scenarios helped me fine tune skills and make me better prepared for the coming season. I look forward to participating in IRF courses in the future.”
- Aaron C.
10 out of 10, would recommend!
“This class exceeded expectations. The level of professionalism and knowledge the instructor, Mark Hirst, had was world class. I really enjoyed not only the review of safety principles and procedures on the river but also being assessed on these skills. We were give tests with time limits for a variety of tasks such as throw bagging, setting up a z-drag and flipping a raft over. Being tested with a pass or fail grade gave these tasks a more realistic feel for if you had to do them in an emergency situation. Each TL candidate also got a chance to practice leading a very realistic, chaotic scenario with flips, wraps, swimmers, etc and was assessed on their ability to perform under pressure. Overall, this was the best course I have ever taken. I gained a lot of confidence in my guiding and improved my knowledge of river safety, rope work and personal gear. I am excited to continue to learn from the high standards the IRF has set.”
- Emily Little