Professional Rescue Course

Course Description

1 evening session, 3 full field days, self-paced online learning 695

This course is designed for Professional Ski Patrollers, Search and Rescue Team members, Law Enforcement/EMS/Fire and Mountain Guides. The rescue-driven curriculum builds on the basic skill set introduced in Level 1 & 2 avalanche courses. The majority of this syllabus will focus on the management of both large and small scale organized rescue from the initial deployment of rapid response teams to multi-day, multi-agency operation logistics.  The components of this course include self-paced online learning, online conference calls, and field sessions.

This course will cover the following:

  • Incident Command System in Avalanche Rescue
  • Scene Safety
  • Technology updates (including RECCO, Transceivers, Airbags, etc.)
  • Shoveling and Probing strategies
  • Resource Management
  • Victim care and avalanche burial complications
  • Recent research on avalanche survivability
  • Snow Anchors & Rigging Specifications (Sked, Rescue Bubble, etc.)
  • Technical Terrain Management (lowering/raising)
  • Getting Along and developing relationships between Patrols, Law Enforcement and SAR groups

Additional Information

Have questions on the pro/rec split? See our pro/rec frequently asked questions page for more details, including a visual of the course progression.

Course City State Dates Cost
Professional Rescue Course Salt Lake City UT 01/05-01/08 $ 695 Sign Up! (14/15 spots taken)
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