Providing wilderness risk management courses encompassing flood rescue training, swiftwater rescue training, rope and high-angle rescue training, motorized boat operations, as well as Wilderness First Responder courses, Whitewater Wisdom operates in the ideal training ground of southern West Virginia throughout the New River and Gauley River watersheds. Whitewater Wisdom is a catalyst of well researched and internationally recognized curriculums that include up to date, accurate technical skills, techniques, and equipment, with an adept understanding of mitigation and response dynamics. For outdoor recreation enthusiasts, you can learn the fundamentals of moving water survival, including hydrology, self-rescue, swiftwater swimming, and boat handling.
For emergency response and outdoor professionals, hone your skills with advanced swiftwater and flood rescue courses, where you'll be challenged with more complex water rescue scenarios and in-depth skill development, as well as our technical rope rescue courses, where you can learn progressions of rope rescue, size-up of rope rescue operations, knots, anchor systems, mechanical advantage, patient packaging and litter attending, and much more.
Let us help you get into the water world:
- Trip Length: 1 to 4 days
- Meals: Lunch
- Season: March - November
- Minimum Age: 18
- Swiftwater Rescue Technician Unti 1 (SRT-1)
- Swiftwater Rescue Technician Advanced (SRT-A)
- Whitewater Rescue Technician Unit1 (WRT-1)
- Whitewater Rescue Technician Unit 2 (WRT-2)
- Technical Rope Rescue: Operations Level (TRR:OL)
- Technical Rope Rescue: Techician Level (TRR:TL)
- Flood Rescue Boat Operator (FRBO)
- NIMS Motorized Boat Operator (NRBO)
...and more. Please visit Wihitewater Wisdom for details, photos, and course calendars.