AIARE Avalanche RESCUE

AIARE Avalanche Rescue is a one-day stand alone course that is intended to be retaken on a regular basis in order to keep abreast of best practices in rescue techniques and gear. New participants will learn the basics of companion rescue, while returning participants will expand their skill set with advanced topics and realistic scenario practice to help improve their skills.

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Wilderness EMT

This is an upgrade course for current registered Emergency Medical Technicians to teach the Wilderness component of the WEMT training. We will review vital systems and focus heavily on patient assessment, packaging and extrication. Certificate included with course completion.

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Wilderness First AID (+WFR Refresher)

A 16 hour class dedicated to refresh knowledge and skill or to start you on the right track. From introducing basic human physiology, human vitals to being able to recognize life threats during assessment, all the way to extrication. This class lays it out for you on what the expectation is and helps you understand what it takes to be a successful rescuer.. and or a WFR refresher to remind you of what things need to be prioritized during patient care and extrication of a patient from a backcountry setting. Certificate included with course completion.

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AIARE Recreational Level 2

The AIARE 2 is a three-day/24-hour course that provides backcountry travelers an opportunity to advance their decision making skills in more complicated situations such as being a leader within a small travel group, traveling in more complicated terrain, and/or developing a travel plan where resources are scarce.

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AIARE Recreational Level 1

The AIARE 1 is a three-day / 24-hour introduction to avalanche hazard management.

Students can expect to develop a good grounding in how to prepare for and carry out a backcountry trip, to understand basic decision making while in the field, and to learn rescue techniques required to find and dig up a buried person (if an avalanche occurs and someone in the party is caught).

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Basic Wilderness First Aid

An introductory 8 hour day of basic wilderness first aid skills. You will explore different assessment techniques, early detection of ‘help needed' philosophy and run scenarios to get first hand experience of the skills necessary to execute a successful rescue.

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