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HomeHomePaddlingPaddlingFlat Water Padd...Flat Water Padd...Training Opportunity: River Safety course - 16Jun19Training Opportunity: River Safety course - 16Jun19
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6/5/2019 7:21 PM
 

What: Essentials of River Safety and Rescue  (This is an ACA backed course)

When: June 16th

Time: 9 to 5 (7-9 hour course)

Where:  Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford on the Brandywine Creek

Maximum # of people: 12 – minimum # of people: 5

Course overview:  Essential River Safety and Rescue workshop teaches recognition and avoidance of common river hazards, execution of self-rescue techniques, and simple rescues of paddlers in distress. Emphasis is placed both on personal safety and on simple, commonly used skills. Fundamental techniques for dealing with hazards that carry greater risks for both victim and rescuer, such as entrapments, and pins, also are taught. This course is aimed primarily at new boaters, or boaters who anticipate paddling in moving water but not whitewater.

Minimum personal equipment for class: PFD designed for whitewater use, whitewater helmet, protective clothing suitable for extended swimming in cold water, protective footwear, boat, paddle, whistle and throw rope.

Course Objectives:

• Promote proactive prevention of river accidents and injuries.

• Develop and practice key self-rescue skills.

• Identify and avoid river hazards by understanding hydrology, hazards, and river features.

• Focus on fast, low-risk strategies for early management of river accidents

• Practice methods for recovering swimmers, and loose boats and equipment

Course Prerequisites: All paddle craft are welcome. Boaters should be able to competently maneuver their craft in moving water. However, all boaters, and non-boaters with an interest in swiftwater rescue (e.g., professional rescuers), will benefit from the class. Participants should be in good health and overall fitness, possess solid swimming ability, and be comfortable swimming in moving current during river drills. Participants should dress appropriately for weather and temperature and expect to be in the water for extended periods of time.

Minimum personal equipment for class:  PFD designed for whitewater use, whitewater helmet, protective clothing suitable for extended swimming in cold water, protective footwear, boat, paddle, whistle and throw rope.  If you don’t have a white water helmet you may be able to rent one from the club.

Cost of the Class is $20 per person

How: Sign up by paying for the class through the pay pal system the club set up and reserve your spot now.  Please contact me here on this thread.

Course topics:

Rescue Philosophy

Scene Management

Medical Issues

Equipment

Throw Ropes

Water Hazards and Hydrology

Swimming

Strainers

Wading

Boat-based rescue

Pins

Entrapment

Scenarios

 
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6/8/2019 8:10 AM
 

 I replied earlier but I don't see the my reply posted,so I am trying to post again.

 I am in but I do not see where I can pay via PayPal through this site. Help would be appreciated, or I can just send a check or bring money the day of training.  Paul Kaercher

 
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6/9/2019 8:08 PM
 

Thank you, Paul for replying.  

The payment should be sent through PayPal fee to: wtcpaddling@gmail.com  

 

Let me know if this doesn't work. 

 

 
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6/12/2019 8:31 PM
 
I signed up via Paypal. Hopefully class not yet full.
 
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6/13/2019 10:35 AM
 

 Is it possible to rent the necessary equipment?

 

 
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6/13/2019 7:22 PM
 

 Kate,

 

What gear do you need?

 
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6/13/2019 7:25 PM
 

 you can email me at sgwent54 at aol.com 

 

 
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6/14/2019 9:48 AM
 

 Can I bring a check Sun.?

 
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6/14/2019 1:43 PM
 

 Paul - yes you can bring a check made of to the  Wilmington Trail Club.  

 

 
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6/14/2019 1:44 PM
 

 I will have ACA waivers to sign on Sunday.  If you are an ACA member you are good.  If not it is an additional $5 for the event. Thanks

 
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6/14/2019 7:50 PM
 

 I will have extra throw ropes for those in the class that do not have one.

 
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6/14/2019 8:48 PM
 

 I decided to attend the June 29 training instead.  Thank you anyway.

 
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6/17/2019 3:18 PM
 

 Thank you to all who attended this course.

 
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6/17/2019 5:48 PM
 
Thank YOU for this class, and for your kindness in volunteering to teach us all. Safety is very important, and is also key to improving my confidence on the river. The class was very helpful and illuminating in rescue techniques, and the conditions that create these issues. It was all hard work for you, and I greatly appreciate it.
 
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