What we do isn't what sets us apart - it's how we do it, and why.
From our technical training and equipment sales to our standby rescue & safety services, our approach has set the industry standard.
Raven Rescue is the Official Agent for Rescue 3 International, which means we are the sole Canadian provider of Rescue 3 training courses in swiftwater, ice rescue, technical rope rescue and motorized boat handling. In order to teach Rescue 3 courses in Canada, you must first participate in our Instructor certification process and demonstrate a high standard of technical rescue and teaching ability.
We are also a preferred provider for Wilderness Medical Associates International (WMA). To become a WMA Instructor please visit the WMA International website.
We have no interest in the standard “Train-the-Trainer” approach where those with little relevant skills or experience can become certified to teach in a few days. We don’t believe it is responsible to put someone in charge of others in a high-risk environment like technical rope, confined space, swiftwater, frozen lakes or rivers, without them first demonstrating operational ability in a range of conditions. Rather, we focus on recruiting those who already possess solid baseline skills, and then work with them over a period of time to strengthen and fine tune their abilities. The length of time this takes depends on their prior experience, aptitude, and teaching goals.
All Instructor Candidates must possess:
In-House Instructors are certified to teach only their colleaugues, (ie. those who are covered by the same insurance umbrella such as fellow fire department members or fellow SAR volunteers). Public registrations are not allowed in this type of course. In-House Instructors must demonstrate ability to teach the required skills and be able to respond to emergencies that could arise during a course, but do not have to meet the exceptional standard of operational ability, course delivery and client service that we require of Corporate Instructors (see below). For this reason, the Instructor certification process can be somewhat shorter but it’s still not a “rubber stamp”.
In-House Instructors must:
To begin the process of becoming an In-House Instructor, please click the big red button to complete our Instructor Application. When you click “submit” it will be emailed directly to us and we will get back to you to discuss your suitability.
Candidates granted Corporate Instructor status are certified to teach courses organized by Raven Rescue for a wide range of clients from emergency responders, to natural resource managers, to industrial personnel, to outdoor adventurers. We have rigorous requirements designed to ensure that our Corporate Instructors are the very best in the rescue training business.
In order to become a Corporate Instructor, candidates must demonstrate:
Raven Rescue organizes all aspects of the courses taught by Corporate Instructors, including classrooms, insurance and travel. They must be audited by an Instructor Trainer every two years and participate in regular professional development opportunities to maintain their operational status. As a result of our high standards, we believe we have the very best Instructors in the industry: consumate technical rescue professionals as well as inspiring teachers.
To begin the process of becoming a Corporate Instructor, please click the big red button below to complete our Instructor Application. When you click “submit” it will be emailed directly to us. We review Corporate Instructor applications on a quarterly basis, and will get back to you during the next review cycle to discuss your suitability.
I come from a kayaking background and have worked with fisheries on rivers for the past 6 years. My SRT1 instructor, Paul Carus, had both fire fighters and environmental resource students in the class, and he did a great job at making the course apply to both groups equally. I'll be recommending Raven Rescue to everyone looking to take SRT1 in the future, and just wanted to throw out a huge thanks to Paul for the enthusiastic effort he put into the course. It was a great three days, and I look forward to my re-cert in 3 years!
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