Foundations Safety and Rescue Training

Foundation Safety & Rescue Training

Location:  Portland, OR, United States
Starting From: US $150.00

The award has two purposes:

1) To provide the paddler, boat based or bank based coach with the necessary skills to enable them to ensure the safety of themselves and/or others having difficulty

2) To provide the paddler, boat based or bank based coach with the appropriate rescue skills to be used to help themselves and/or others having difficulty You will also learn:

  • General theory & planning
  • Bank based rescues
  • Coaching a swimmer to shore and use of a throw line
  • Boat based rescues of swimmer, capsized paddler, or unconscious victim entrapped in boat
  • Use of towlines
  • Self rescues
  • All in rescues
  • Scenarios

Additional Information

 

If you have any questions about what to bring please contact us. Alder Creek has a full line of paddling equipment and accessories. We would be happy to assist you in getting outfitted for your trip. Please remember to keep your personal gear to a minimum, but keep your comfort in mind. Remember the goal is to travel light and efficiently.

 

This full day class, held in sheltered water, will introduce you to a wide range of deep-water rescue techniques for solo and group paddlers. Fundamentally, this course is designed for paddlers and coaches irrespective of their chosen craft. The objective is to teach simple and safe skills that can be applied appropriately. We aim to provide the participant with the key safety and rescue skills required to operate safely and to be able to deal with common emergencies. The Foundation Rescue & Safety Training will be scheduled a couple of times during the summer and fall.

These skills will then form the basis of all safety and rescue training throughout the BCU Scheme.

Things To Bring

If you are un-able to bring the items listed below please let us know as we can provide them if needed. We typically provide immersion wear in the form of either a neoprene wetsuit or nylon drysuit with latex gasket seals and neoprene boots.

Only in the hottest summer months do we run courses without some form of immersion wear. The water is cold year round so you will need to bring layers to wear under the suits provided.

  • Sunglasses with retention device (i.e. Croakies, Chums, etc)
  • NO COTTON Synthetic top and bottom layers (thermal underwear, heavier wt. for cooler weather)
  • Nylon shorts and/or swimsuit for warmer days
  • Hiking style wool or synthetic socks
  • Water bottle
  • LUNCH small enough to pack into the boats
  • Towel and change of clothes for ride home

Optional Gear:

  • Water proof camera
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • River shoes or booties
  • Tow belt
  • Rescue gear
  • Spare Paddle
  • Bilge Pump

Inclusions

ALL PADDLING GEAR PROVIDED or bring your own.

Exclusions

REFINEMENT LEVEL: BCU 2 Star Award or instructor's approval required.

Cancellation Policy

The Pacific Northwest is a dynamic and often unpredictable environment. All activities are run/fun rain or shine. All programs are conditions dependent and may change at any time at our discretion. In order to keep our programs affordable a minimum number of participants may be required. If we are unable to fill a program to a minimum requirement level we reserve the right to cancel the program. A full refund will be provided in the event of a cancelled or re-scheduled activity upon request. Please allow 48 hour notice for any cancellations or changes in your reservation. Give us a call at 503-285-0464. Cancellations within 48 hours of the program are NOT refundable.  To re-schedule a class you have cancelled within the restricted 48 hour period we will gladly credit you 50% towards the rescheduled class.  Thank you for signing up!  Please let us know if you have questions about this or any other policy here at Alder Creek. 

Pickup/Departure

This class is offered at our Jantzen Beach location.

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All the skills you need delivered in a way you can use. The Foundations Safety and Rescue  Training Course delivers the training all aspiring kayakers need.

The Foundations Safety and Rescue Training  class, held in sheltered water, will introduce you to a wide range of deep-water rescue techniques for solo and group paddlers. Fundamentally, this course is designed for paddlers and coaches irrespective of their chosen craft. The objective is to teach simple and safe skills that can be applied appropriately. We aim to provide the participant with the key safety and rescue skills required to operate safely and to be able to deal with common emergencies. The Foundations Safety and Rescue Training is scheduled a couple of times during the summer and fall.

These skills  form the basis of all safety and rescue training throughout the BCU Scheme.

The award has two purposes:

1) To provide the paddler, boat based or bank based coach with the necessary skills to enable them to ensure the safety of themselves and/or others having difficulty

2) To provide the paddler, boat based or bank based coach with the appropriate rescue skills to be used to help themselves and/or others having difficulty You will also learn:

  • General theory & planning
  • Bank based rescues
  • Coaching a swimmer to shore and use of a throw line
  • Boat based rescues of swimmer, capsized paddler, or unconscious victim entrapped in boat
  • Use of towlines
  • Self rescues
  • All in rescues
  • Scenarios

 

If you are un-able to bring the items listed below please let us know as we can provide them if needed. We typically provide immersion wear in the form of either a neoprene wetsuit or nylon drysuit with latex gasket seals and neoprene boots.

Only in the hottest summer months do we run courses without some form of immersion wear. The water is cold year round so you will need to bring layers to wear under the suits provided.

  • Sunglasses with retention device (i.e. Croakies, Chums, etc)
  • NO COTTON Synthetic top and bottom layers (thermal underwear, heavier wt. for cooler weather)
  • Nylon shorts and/or swimsuit for warmer days
  • Hiking style wool or synthetic socks
  • Water bottle
  • LUNCH small enough to pack into the boats
  • Towel and change of clothes for ride home

Optional Gear:

  • Water proof camera
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • River shoes or booties
  • Tow belt
  • Rescue gear
  • Spare Paddle
  • Bilge Pump