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Whitewater Rescue Technician – Professional – Pine River, CO – 05/20/2024

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Whitewater Rescue Technician – Professional
Pine River, CO • May 20, 2024


$360 due upon registration
Course starts May 20, 2024

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

Full Dates: May 20, 2024 – May 22, 2024
Duration: 3 days (24 hours)
Price: $360

Course Description

The Rescue 3 International Whitewater Rescue Technician – Professional (WRT-Pro) course is designed for professional river users who require a rescue capability in a whitewater environment (e.g. raft guides, safety kayakers, etc.). Fast, low-tech, and improvised rescue techniques are the focus of this course, combined with the emphasis on scene size-up and management.  This three-day course is the standard for many professional river operations around the world.

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

Pine Song Tree Farm
12758 County Road 501
Bayfield, CO 81122
United States

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This location is the private property of Ken and Lois Carpenter.  PLEASE be very respectful by driving less than 15 mph and staying on the roadways.

Directions from CR 501:

  • Drive approximately 1/2 mile to an intersection.
  • Turn right and follow the road down toward the river.
  • Turn around the sharp right-hand turn and continue past the cabin to the covered patio area.
  • Park at the covered patio area, and NOT at the cabin.

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