During this course, you’ll learn how to:
- identify, familiarize yourself and properly use personal protective, avalanche rescue, and self-evacuation equipment
- demonstrate and practice routines to check the gear’s function.
- set up effective scenarios for single burial practice
- integrate individual skills into a rescue scenario
- identify potential patient care considerations resulting from avalanche
- how to name self-evacuation and communication equipment to outside resources
- how to describe situations to Search and Rescue and Emergency Medical Services
When it comes to avalanche rescue, you will get an introduction to the Avalanche Rescue Quick Reference tour and a chance to apply it to a realistic scenario. You will also get to practice assessing the scene and taking leadership, using a transceiver and probe, and shoveling. Finally, you’ll get to integrate all new skills and receive feedback on rescue response from a licensed professional.
By the end of this course, you should be able to describe what to do if you or a member of your group is caught in an avalanche, as well as to identify and use the gear necessary for avalanche rescue. With feedback from your instructors and peers, you will practice your skills in a realistic scenario, improve your response skills and times during and after the course and develop a plan for continued practice.