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resources

We are very lucky to work in such a great industry with so many great people. These links are to some of the companies and agencies we have worked with. We hope you find these links and resources helpful.

Instruction

Our site sponsor is Sierra Rescue/Rescue 3 West, specializing in hands-on Swiftwater Rescue Technician Instruction, Technical Rope Rescue Training and Wilderness First Responder training on the West Coast. You can also check them out on Facebook!

Rescue 3 International – Rescue 3 International is the most well known training program for water, rope and flood rescue techniques in the USA, and in the world.

Wilderness Medical Training Center (WMTC) – Provides the highest-quality training available in wilderness medicine and risk management. Sierra Rescue/Rescue 3 West partners with WMTC to offer the best course materials available in the industry for WFR, WFR Recert, WFA and WAFA Courses!

Rescue 3 UK – Rescue 3 is an International Company with a strong presence in Britain, Ireland and throughout Europe.

Raven Rescue – Raven Rescue is the RQ3 regional training center for Western Canada.

Rescue equipment and river gear

Rescue 3 Rescue Source – Rescue Source is RQ3s online gear store and catalog; a great resource for technical gear.

Northwest River Supply (NRS) – The NRS Catalog is packed full of great river gear and quality rescue items.

Pacific River Supply – Pacific River Supply is a great resource to rent drysuits and shop gear online.

Arizona Hiking Shack – Dale at Arizona Hiking Shack is one of the most knowledgeable technical rope guys around. Check them out for technical gear and expert advice!

Kokatat Watersports Wear – Kotatat makes some of the most durable and quality whitewater gear on the market. Kokatat quality is unmatched in the industry.

Non-Profits

Friends of the River – FOR is dedicated to preserving and restoring California’s rivers, streams, and their watersheds as well as advocating for sustainable water management.

Project GO – Project Great Outdoors (GO) is a volunteer-based organization offering experiential education programs for disadvantaged youth throughout Northern California and Nevada. The goal of Project Great Outdoors is to provide high-quality outdoor activities at very low cost, including whitewater rafting.

Healing Waters – Healing Waters International empowers local ministry partners to bring physical, social and spiritual transformation to poor communities by providing sustainable, safe water solutions.
American Whitewater – American Whitewater works to protect and restore rivers, maintains a national inventory of whitewater rivers, monitors potential threats to whitewater river resources, publishes information on river conservation, works with government agencies to protect the ability of the public to have a voice in the management of rivers, advocates for legislation protecting our rivers and their aquatic resources, and provides technical advice to local groups regarding river conservation and management.
Project Canoe – Project Canoe uses the outdoors, including wilderness canoeing, to create a transformative environment in which young people develop life skills, social competencies, and resiliency, thereby fostering their own personal success.

American Canoe Association – ACA is a national nonprofit organization serving the broader paddling public by providing education related to all aspects of paddling; stewardship support to help protect paddling environments; and sanctioning of programs and events to promote paddlesport competition and recreation.

Colleges

Stanford OutdoorsStanford Outdoors is the umbrella organization representing the eight campus-wide outdoor-focused clubs and student groups on campus. A wide-range of activities are taught and organized including technical rock climbing, mountaineering, whitewater kayaking, introductory level backpacking, and community outreach trips.

UC Davis Outdoor Adventures – more than 35 years helping the UC Davis community enjoy the outdoors.

Feather River College – Sierra Rescue/Rescue 3 West students can receive college credit for taking a Swiftwater Rescue Course, or Wilderness Medicine Course with them. They credit all of their students through the local community college, FRC.

HSU Center Activities – The Center Activities Program at HSU hosts Wilderness First Responder and Swiftwater Rescue annually.

Some of our good friends

Mike Mather Rescue – A passionate and dedicated instructor with excellent instructional skills and a good sense of humor. Mikey teaches Swiftwater and Whitewater Rescue Technician Courses as well as Technical Rope Rescue.

DeRiemer Kayaking Adventures – Phil and Mary DeRiemer are two of the most talented kayaking instructors around. Check them out for kayaking instruction in California and all over the world!

Ceiba Adventures – Ceiba Adventures is THE outfitter to use if you are planning a private Grand Canyon River trip! Ceiba can outfit any type of river trip you want – deluxe or simple, row or motor trips, with delicious food, shuttle service and a knowledgeable and friendly staff that can assist you with logistics and good advice to make the most of your trip. Give them a call if you’re headed to raft the Canyon!

Arizona Raft Adventures – AzRA offers exceptional guided rafting trips on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon.

ARTA – The American River Touring Association (ARTA) is a non-profit river company that has been around for almost 50 years.

Mother Lode River Center – Beautiful riverside headquarters and property, this Eco-Friendly company has been a great place for Sierra Rescue/Rescue 3 West courses.
Liquid Fusion Kayak – Liquid Fusion is a great company that does kayak tours in the Mendocino and Ft Bragg Coastline areas.
Canyon Explorations
Shawn Alladio
OARS
Mother Lode River Trips
Cascade Raft and Kayak
Echo Trips
Tributary Whitewater
Arctic Wild