Rescue Fundamentals

Course Description

1 day (8 hours) 100

This course is a focused day of rescue practice and learning. This course will cover rescue fundamentals, such as survival statistics, survival strategies, and first response tactics. We will take time to demonstrate and then practice transceiver searches, airbag deployment, strategic shoveling, and team rescue response. We will discuss what to carry in the field, recommended training for backcountry travel, and emergency response strategies. This is a great opportunity to learn or hone your avalanche rescue response skills. This course will take place 100% in the field.

This course is a pre-requisite for the Professional Level 1 course.

This course will cover:

  • Survival statistics
  • Survival strategies
  • Transceiver fundamentals
  • Single beacon search practice
  • Shoveling methodology
  • Multiple burial search techniques
  • Introduction to airbags & other tools
  • Rescue response drills

Additional Information

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Course City State Dates Cost
Rescue Fundamentals Course Jackson WY 12/04-12/04 $ 100 Sign Up!
Rescue Fundamentals Course Salt Lake City UT 12/04-12/04 $ 100 Sign Up!
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