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Rescue Courses / River Education Courses
Prepare for the worst ... learn to make good decisions for the best.

Our rescue courses provide dynamic, fast moving instruction specifically written and designed for individuals who want to significantly increase skills in the field. For all courses, there is an emphasis on identifying hazards, rescue techniques, for both self and others, and with this emphasis, individuals will to lean to develop proper judgment in order to avoid mishaps.

The following courses are currently offered: River Rescue Certification, River Rescue for the Professional, Swiftwater Rescue Technician, Wilderness First Aid, Guide School.

Custom Courses may also be created. Please call us for further information.

Guide School
Available May 21 - May 25, 2018

Here at Mad River we take pride in the fact that our guides are highly trained in whitewater rafting and safety skills, as well as professionalism on the river. Every spring we offer a five-day guide school taught on the Snake River. This class is designed to teach individuals basic whitewater skills. Although this class is tailored for those individuals seeking employment, … View More Details


Swiftwater River Rescue Certification
Available May 19-20, 2018 // June 07-08, 2018 // June 09-10, 2018

River Rescue is a DYNAMIC fast moving course specifically written and designed for professional river guides, private boaters and kayakers. Basic river skills are a prerequisite. Emphasis is on identifying hazards and on RESCUE; both of self and others. Thinking through rescues is also emphasized. This is the class you want as a boater to stay safe and kno… View More Details


Wilderness First Aid
Available May 27-28, 2018

Wilderness First Aid, (WFA), is Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunity's, (SOLO), most popular course and it creates a solid foundation in the basics of backcountry medical care. Wilderness First Aid is designed to meet the need of first-aid training for anyone who works, travels, or spends time in rural or wilderness areas. This 16-hour course … View More Details