Videos

Check out our collection of videos related to technical rescue and wilderness first aid. It's a great way to pick up some key information.

Want more equipment reviews and rescue techniques delivered by the industry's best instructors? Visit the Raven Rescue YouTube channel.

Time Lapse: VIW

April 15, 2016

Time Lapse: VIW

This time-lapse from our Rescue From Vehicles In Water course gives you a glimpse into how this course prepares you to perform rescues from this complex environment.

SAR Motorized Boat Training

December 8, 2015

SAR Motorized Boat Training

Check out this video of our motorized boat training with a Search and Rescue Marine Rescue division team.

Swiftwater Techniques in French

August 13, 2015

Swiftwater Techniques in French

Rescue 3 International​ SRT1 training, delivered in French in Eastern Canada.

Edging Your Whitewater Kayak with Raven Rescue Instructor Kirstin Trudeau

June 3, 2015

Edging Your Whitewater Kayak with Raven Rescue Instructor Kirstin Trudeau

Gain incredible control in difficult whitewater with our swiftwater instructor, Kirstin Trudeau.

Aztek System Series: Passing A Knot Through A Raising System

February 23, 2015

Aztek System Series: Passing A Knot Through A Raising System

In this video, Senior CMC Rescue School Instructor, LeRoy Harbach, explains how to pass a knot through a traditional raising system with the CMC AZTEK ProSeries® System. LeRoy demonstrates quick and easy set up, and how the system is applied and utilized.

2014 #techrescueacademy Rescue From Vehicles In Water course

December 18, 2014

2014 #techrescueacademy Rescue From Vehicles In Water course

The Rescue From Vehicles In Water course at 2014's #techrescueacademy offered responders the chance to train in the only controlled site of its kind in all of Canada!

Ice Rescue training with the Junior Canadian Rangers

December 9, 2014

Ice Rescue training with the Junior Canadian Rangers

Every year we have a blast training with the Canadian Junior Rangers - see what ice rescue training is all about with this great group!

Who Is Raven Rescue?

October 28, 2014

Who Is Raven Rescue?

From technical rescue training and equipment sales, to rescue services, Raven Rescue is a full service company - watch the full story here.

How to Assemble a ProSeries Aztek Kit

October 20, 2014

How to Assemble a ProSeries Aztek Kit

In this video, Reed Thorne of Ropes that Rescue, and LeRoy Harbach, Senior Instructor for the CMC Rescue School, demonstrate how to assemble the AZTEK ProSeries® System.

5 Reasons to Try a Rescue Curtain

October 9, 2014

5 Reasons to Try a Rescue Curtain

Raven Rescue Instructor Trainer Ron Morrison demonstrates a swiftwater rescue curtain in this quick technique video.

Confined Space Rescue Technician

August 29, 2014

Confined Space Rescue Technician

Rescue Technician training for confined space - check out what happens in our course! This vid is from some great training with Whitehorse Fire in the Yukon.

Technical Rope Rescue Pick Off Variations

June 26, 2014

Technical Rope Rescue Pick Off Variations

From our April 2014 TRR Tech course in Canmore, AB - check out these pick off variations captured by participant Chris Burnham in Raven Rescue Instructor Todd Sikorsky's class. 

Thanks to Canmore's Elevation Place for accommodating us last minute after a late-April snowstorm sent Todd and his course indoors for a more hospitable classroom!

High Risk Low Frequency

May 12, 2014

High Risk Low Frequency

A classic (and still 100% relevant) video about High Risk Low Frequency events.

NRS Wingman Knife Review

March 31, 2014

NRS Wingman Knife Review

Raven Rescue Equipment Sales manager, Matt Kilback, gives you a rundown on a great knife to take with you on the river this spring.

The Best Ice Suit for the Job

January 14, 2014

The Best Ice Suit for the Job

Don't know which ice suit to buy? Our Equipment Manager takes you back down to the Raven Rescue warehouse for an in-depth comparison of the two ice suits we carry and recommend.

Self Belay for Work or Rescue On Ice

November 25, 2013

Self Belay for Work or Rescue On Ice

Back in early summer 2013, we headed up the mountain behind our main office in Smithers for a custom day of ice rescue training. Here's some footage from the day to whet your appetite for this winter!

Retrieving With a Double Girth Hitch

November 8, 2013

Retrieving With a Double Girth Hitch

Instructor Trainer Walter Bucher demonstrates using a Larksfoot, or double girth hitch, to retrieve a subject in ice rescue.

Why Duct Tape Sucks (aka How To Mark Your Gear)

October 9, 2013

Why Duct Tape Sucks (aka How To Mark Your Gear)

Learn the tricks of the gear-marking trade from our equipment manager.

NRS Workboot Wetshoe VS. NRS ATB Wetshoe

August 20, 2013

NRS Workboot Wetshoe VS. NRS ATB Wetshoe

Find out who wins when our equipment manager pits the NRS workboot against the ATB!

CMC Escape Artist System

November 7, 2012

CMC Escape Artist System

A fast, reliable means of escape, presenting the CMC Rescue Escape Artist System

CMC Rescue MPD in a Mirrored System

November 7, 2012

CMC Rescue MPD in a Mirrored System

The CMC Rescue MPD (Multi Purpose Device) is a revolutionary piece of rescue equipment which allows a rescuer or rescue team to go from lowering to raising without changing hardware.

French Rope Access Championships

September 26, 2012

French Rope Access Championships

Petzl hosted the first French Rope Access Championships in their training and experimentation building, V.Axess.

How To: Drysuit Zipper Care and Maintenance

September 20, 2012

How To: Drysuit Zipper Care and Maintenance

This instructional video from NRS shows how to regularly clean and lubricate drysuit zipper teeth which will help preserve zipper health so you don't have to have your zipper replaced or toss out your expensive drysuit!

Tips and Tricks to Putting on Your Drysuit

September 20, 2012

Tips and Tricks to Putting on Your Drysuit

NRS paddler shows some tips and tricks to putting on your drysuit.

Motorized Boating Tips - Troubleshoot a Broken Pull Cord

September 20, 2012

Motorized Boating Tips - Troubleshoot a Broken Pull Cord

Learn what to do if you break your cord while trying to start your outboard.

How To: Stuff a Rescue Throwbag

September 20, 2012

How To: Stuff a Rescue Throwbag

In this instructional video from NRS, they show how to properly re-stuff a rescue throwbag so it is ready to go when you need it most. 

Raven Rescue Slideshow

September 18, 2012

Raven Rescue Slideshow

View our collection of photos in a short video.

Dramatic River Rescue

September 12, 2012

Dramatic River Rescue

CFB Comox uses a helicopter to rescue a 15-year old girl from the Puntledge River in Courtney, BC after she clings to a log for over 45 minutes.

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