Friday, October 19, 2012

Dupont Rescue Experience 2012

Those who work in the search and rescue field will tell you that training does not equate to real-world experience.  Learning how to descend and retrieve an injured person at a drill tower does not bear the same risks and adrenaline as doing so in a ravine.  Because of this, it is important to have hands on search and rescue training on location, and not just at your training facility.

The Dupont Rescue Experience 2012 is being held November 2nd-4th in North Carolina.  This is an amazing hands-on location-based wilderness rescue training.  Courses include Mountain Bike use in rescue, Rope Rescue, Land Navigation,Wilderness Management Considerations, K9 Search and Rescue, and All-Hazards Planning. The course involves standard classroom education coupled with hands-on execution of the training.  All hands-on training is done within the state park, making the rescue scenarios as close to real-world events as possible.

Registration for this event is still open for this event.  Interested persons can register for $65 (NC rescue squads or $185 for out of state rescuers).  Registration forms can be found on the Dupont Rescue Experience Website.

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