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Water Rescue Courses

Hi,

Rescue 3 New Zealand will be running water rescue courses this summer.

There are two levels depending on your water experience:

White Water Rescue Technician:
The River rescue certification (RRC) is a dynamic curriculum specifically written for private boaters, kayakers, non-profit organisations, and river professionals taking a river rescue course for the first time. Basic river skills are a prerequisite. The emphasis is on identifying hazards and on the rescue of both self and others. Thinking through rescues is also emphasized. The course addresses the river rescue needs of rafters, cat boaters, kayakers, pack rafters, canoeists, river boarders and SUP paddlers.

WhiteWater Rescue Technician Professional / RRC - Pro:
River rescue certification professional (RRCP) is an internationally recognized rescue certification that is written for professional boaters, by professional boaters. It is a fast-paced, scenario-based course designed to develop the ability to choose good actions when a river rescue is necessary. This curriculum is for river guides and kayakers who spend a good portion of their lives on the river in a professional capacity, and therefore have a solid base of boating and basic rescue skills already. This energetic, and physical curriculum will be challenging and focused on quick reaction time with a thorough understanding of options and resources. This three day, intensive and comprehensive course takes professional certification for the professional boater to a whole new level. This course is also recognized by the NZ Rafting Association to work as a river guide in NZ.

If you are interested in any of this courses, please let us know and we'll be in touch with you.

Stay safe.

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