Duration: 2 ½ days (20 hours: 4-6 hours in the classroom, 14-6 hours at the river)
1. The general and behavioral objectives of the course are similar to those of Swiftwater Rescue Technician
2. It is designed specifically for professional guides, private boaters, fish and game personnel, and others who work or play on or around flowing water.
3. The emphasis is on speedy, low-tech, and improvised rescue techniques that are effective and require minimal equipment.
Rescue 3 will supply the technical gear necessary for the class (rope, PFD, rafts etc). Each participant will receive a manual of related information and articles. At the successful completion of the course a certificate of completion, a Whitewater Rescue Technician patch, and an i.d. card will be presented to each student.
Bathing suit, thermals (depending on weather), towel, and a pair of tennis shoes or wetsuit booties. Moreover, students should have a pen, pencil and notepaper at all class sessions.
Observation or participation of all activities, a co-signed skills check-off sheet, and a written test are required to receive the certificate of completion. A willingness to learn and endure arduous circumstances, long hours, and fatigue will all contribute to a student's success.
If a student feels uncomfortable about participating in any activity and simply wishes to observe s/he should advise the instructor of this decision. Rescue 3 recognizes caution as the first sign of a good rescuer.