$50 – $316.21

ITRA Swiftwater Responder Course

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Christchurch

With Sunday to likely be on the Hurunui River

Christchurch, Canterbury

New Zealand

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Animal Evac New Zealand is running it's Swiftwater Responder course ini Canterbury for its volunteers, and we have some spare places for others to join this course.

Lead by certified International Technical Rescue Association instructors volunteering their time, this course covers:

  • Incident management for swiftwater incidents
  • Swiftwater hyrology and hazards
  • Vehicle in water safety and escape theory
  • Rescue communications
  • Medical considerations
  • Swiftwater equipment overview
  • Storm drain rescue methods
  • Swiftwater swimming
  • Throw bag rescues
  • Shallow water crossing
  • Entrapment drills
  • Zip lines (if time permits)
  • Strainer negotiation (if time permits)

Participants need to be able to swim 200m confidently, and supply their own protective equipment (helmet, wetsuit, PFD etc) often available for hire at local kayak shops), lunch, snacks and transportation.

Includes ITRA learner transcript being issued.

Proceeds go to Animal Evac NZ to help build animal disaster management capacity.

A theory only certification/ticket is available for those wanting to attend Saturday only.

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Christchurch

With Sunday to likely be on the Hurunui River

Christchurch, Canterbury

New Zealand

Refund Policy

No Refunds

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