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Whitewater Rescue Technician – Recreational – Durango, CO – 05/16/2019

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Whitewater Rescue Technician – Recreational
Durango, CO • May 16, 2019


$250 due upon registration
Course starts May 16, 2019

Sorry, this course is no longer available for registration. Please visit the course schedule to view available courses.

Full Dates: May 16, 2019 – May 17, 2019
Duration: 2 days (16 hours)
Price: $250

Course Description

The Rescue 3 International Whitewater Rescue Technician – Recreational (WRT-Rec) course is for people who find themselves on or around the river for recreational purposes. This two day course consists of intensive training using techniques and simple equipment to assess and perform river rescues. The emphasis of the class is on fast, low-tech and improvised rescue techniques.

Fire and rescue personnel should take the NFPA-compliant Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technician (SRT) course.


  • 18 years of age or older
  • adequate health insurance coverage
  • basic swimming ability
  • in good physical condition

**This course does NOT meet the requirements for NFPA 1670 Standard and does NOT qualify as a prerequisite for Swiftwater Rescue Technician Advanced (SRTA).

Location and Logistics

Fort Lewis College, Pine Hall
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO 81301
United States

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Pine hall is located on the North side of the Fort Lewis College campus in Durango, Colorado.  Parking is available on Skyhawk Avenue or in the parking lot across the street.

NOTE:  A parking pass is required if parking in any on-campus parking lot.  Parking passes may be acquired at one of two kiosks located on the both access roads to the Fort Lewis College campus

If the building is locked, please wait until 15 minutes before the course begins or contact your instructor.

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