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Rescue Fundamentals

Provided by American Avalanche Institute
Salt Lake
Monday, December 12, 2022
Rescue Fundamentals, December 12, 2022 from 8 am - 4:30 pm. This course is a one-day course focused on small group rescue skills. It is a great introductory course or a refresher course. You could call it a booster shot for rescue skills.
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