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Cave Rescue Responder’s Workshop - Canmore, AB


Cave rescues happen rarely, but when they do, they require large numbers of trained volunteers. As a provincially recognized specialist SAR team, Alberta/British Columbia Cave Rescue organizes and trains those volunteers through its annual Cave Rescue Responder’s workshops and biannual cave rescue seminars. If you want to join cave rescue in Western Canada, or be able to help in the event of a major rescue call-out, this 20-hour workshop is for you. It is intended for experienced cavers or SAR personnel with rope rescue training; novice cavers with strong vertical skills are also welcome. The workshop is an introduction to the key disciplines of cave rescue:

  • Rescue organization and management
  • Procedures for responding to call-out
  • Vertical and horizontal stretcher transport
  • Surface and in-cave communications
  • Patient sheltering and packaging for transport
  • Cave search and initial response techniques

Certificates of completion are issued, but skill proficiency is not certified because no time is available for formal evaluation in the tight schedule

If you are interested in traveling down from Fort St. John for this course please contact Terry Cameron.

Earlier Event: June 14
Rope Rescue Practice
Later Event: June 21
GSAR Practice