Professional Rescue

Provided by American Avalanche Institute
Salt Lake
Monday, January 6, 2020
Professional Rescue Course, January 6-9, 2020, from 8 am - 5 pm each day. This course is designed for professional rescuers - from ski patrollers to SAR teams to Mountain Guides to Law Enforcement/EMS/Fire. The focus is both large and small scale organized rescue.
This course is designed for Professional Ski Patrollers, Search and Rescue Team members, Law Enforcement/EMS/Fire and Mountain Guides. The rescue-driven curriculum builds on the basic skill set introduced in Level 1 & 2 avalanche courses. The majority of this syllabus will focus on the management of both large and small scale organized rescue from the initial deployment of rapid response teams to multi-day, multi-agency operation logistics.
This course will cover the following:
  • Incident Command System in Avalanche Rescue
  • Scene Safety
  • Technology updates (including RECCO, Transceivers, Airbags, etc.)
  • Shoveling and Probing strategies
  • Resource Management
  • Victim care and avalanche burial complications
  • Recent research on avalanche survivability
  • Snow Anchors & Rigging Specifications (Sked, Rescue Bubble, etc.)
  • Technical Terrain Management (lowering/raising)
  • Getting Along – Developing relationships between Patrols, Law Enforcement and SAR groups

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