This is an intensive course covering the theoretical background and essential skills for responding to emergencies and rescues in a moving water environment. Explore swiftwater rescue professional avenues and the evidence basis for modern rescue techniques. Technical rescue skills and wilderness medical consideration are integrated in scenarios where students are challenged to work on individual skills while simultaneously demanding coordinated teamwork. Classroom theory is balanced with field practice.
This noncredit class meets with a regular University of Utah credit course.
Class Sections For Swiftwater Rescue Techniques and Theory (H EDU 451)
Spring 2021 Section 1, Starting on: 03/10/2021
Basic swimming ability is a requirement for this class. Current WFR or EMT certification is required. Class also meets for required field sessions on Fridays from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm. Students must supply some personal safety equipment, which they must own, buy, or rent. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. This class is subject to cancellation, depending on the state of the pandemic.