Whitewater Rescue Technician Advanced

This advanced swiftwater rescue class is designed for whitewater professionals with previous swifwater rescue training and experience. The course will include:

Instructor Mark Hirst evaluating a rescue scenario on the White Salmon River

Instructor Mark Hirst evaluating a rescue scenario on the White Salmon River

The course will be taught by Mark Hirst, an international rafting and safety instructor who teaches courses for Rescue 3 Europe and the International Rafting Federation. He is originally from Manchester, England and is now based in Finland. He currently teaches river guide and safety courses in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Russia, Nepal, India, and Morocco. Learn more about Mark's philosophy on this Lapin Koskikoulu Blog.

Whitewater Safety Course

We are developing a 2 day whitewater safety course intended for rafters. This course focuses on safety and preventing accidents while touching on some basic rescue techniques.

This two day course is based in Hood River, Oregon and designed specifically for those new to rafting looking to learn the following:

Rescue professionals should take a Swiftwater Rescue Technician (SRT) course offered by Rescue 3 International. Our course is designed for river guides and private boaters looking for swiftwater rescue training, but don't need the certification.