Provided by American Avalanche Institute
This course is a focused day of rescue practice and learning. This course will cover rescue fundamentals, such as survival statistics, survival strategies, and first response tactics. We will take time to demonstrate and then practice transceiver searches, airbag deployment, strategic shoveling, and team rescue response. We will discuss what to carry in the field, recommended training for backcountry travel, and emergency response strategies. This is a great opportunity to learn or hone your avalanche rescue response skills. This course will take place 100% in the field.
This course is a pre-requisite for the Professional Level 1 course.
This course will cover:
- Survival statistics
- Survival strategies
- Transceiver fundamentals
- Single beacon search practice
- Shoveling methodology
- Multiple burial search techniques
- Introduction to airbags & other tools
- Rescue response drills