FAQs & Resources

What is “Challenge by Choice”?

This means that if at any point, you are unable to complete a given task due to fear or physical limitations, you simply have to inform your Instructor that you prefer to observe the skill being demonstrated, rather than attempting it yourself. This can range from participating in live injection modules during our advanced wilderness medical courses, to "combat swims" simulating rescue of panicked victims in moving water. We believe that valuable skills and information can be learned through observation alone, when working with a competent, professional Instructor.

However, if you are unable to complete sufficient number of key skills, your certification may be downgraded to a lower level. Rather than "pass or fail", you still walk away with a certification that attests to your personal abilities. The training record provided to each participant should then form the basis of discussions with your supervisor to determine the kind of work you are best suited to, and any limitations you may have.

For those with a rescue mandate, who wish to have a third party endorsement of their individual abilities against set criteria, we can host a professional qualification evaluation through a partnership with North Vancouver Fire Rescue, a ProBoard Accredited testing agency. This evaluation test candidates against the complete NFPA 1006 Standard and the resulting certification is a prestigious endorsement of individual capabilities. Click here for more information on our ProBoard Evaluations for Swiftwater Rescue and Technical Rope Rescue.

TRAINING

Feb 20-23

Wilderness First Responder “Bridge”

  • $549
  • Prince George, BC
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Feb 20-23

Wilderness First Responder - Recertification

  • $549
  • Prince George, BC
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Feb 23-27

Technical Rope Rescue - Operator

  • $845
  • North Vancouver, BC
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Feb 23-24

Ice Rescue Technician

  • $449
  • Kamloops, BC
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EQUIPMENT

Scarab Rescue Tool

The Scarab® represents five years of research and testing by Rick Lipke and the design team at Conterra. It was born out of the need for a small, simple device that could easily control heavy rescue loads, as well as excel at pick offs, twin rope systems and other general rescue techniques. The Scarab® does all this and more.

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My instructor Kit was a complete professional with his subject. He was personable and encouraged questions - he also constantly asked questions to check for understanding. There was no time spent standing around, and we always knew what our goals were during scenarios. I had a fun experience during my Operations ropes course, and Kit heightened my desire to be a fire fighter.

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