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Orientation to cave rescue in Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Postby caverdan » Feb 18, 2013 9:06 am

The National Cave Rescue Commission presents an orientation to cave rescue in Glenwood Springs Colorado on April 13th and April 14th’

This two-day course is designed as a basic orientation to Cave Rescue. The class is geared to both cave explorers who desire to learn the basics of rescue, and rescue personnel who wish to expand their knowledge and experience into the specialty of cave rescue. Our seminars usually have a 50-50 mix of cavers and SAR. No previous experience in caving or search and rescue is required.

Saturday, April 13th
Glenwood Springs Community Center
100 Wulfsohn Road
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

8:00-8:30 Registration and Check In

8:30-5:30 Lectures, slide shows, hands-on patient packaging, transport and communications.

Sunday, April 14th

8:30-5:00 Mock rescue held at Glenwood Caverns.

Cost - The charge for the seminar is $45.00 per person. For those registered by April 1st, the fee is only $40.00. Registration fees include all course materials, handouts, and coffee and doughnuts at the classroom session.

Location - Saturday sessions will be held at the Glenwood Springs Community Sunday mock rescue will be held at Glenwood Caverns.

Personal Equipment - Participants should wear durable, warm clothing and footwear for the Saturday hands-on sessions held outdoors. Gloves and knee pads are recommended. The mock rescue on Sunday will require each participant to have the following: a helmet with a mounted light and two back-up sources of light, appropriate clothing (the cave is 50 degrees F with 99% humidity), sturdy ankle high lace-up leather boots or hiking shoes with slip resistant/lug soles and gloves. Flexible knee and elbow pads are highly recommended. There will be crawling and climbing on variable terrain. Each participant should have a suitable pack for carrying their personal gear into the cave.

Be sure to include personal identification marks on all equipment.

Meals and Lodging - Meals and lodging are the responsibility of each participant. On Saturday bring a lunch. There will be little time to go eat in town. On Sunday bring a sack lunch for the mock rescue exercise.

Please register by going to the Colorado Cave Rescue website.

http://www.coloradocaverescue.org
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Re: Orientation to cave rescue in Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Postby caverdan » Feb 23, 2013 9:47 am

This is the first time Colorado Cave Rescue Network has used NCRC curriculum for training. Hope to see you there! It should Be a good one. :kewl:
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Re: Orientation to cave rescue in Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Postby caverdan » Mar 4, 2013 10:56 am

Don't forget about the upcoming training. Glenwood is beautiful that time of year. What better excuse for a mini vacation among the clouds. :woohoo:
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Re: Orientation to cave rescue in Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Postby caverdan » Mar 13, 2013 10:17 am

Don't forget to regester......the class is starting to fill up! :)
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Re: Orientation to cave rescue in Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Postby caverdan » Mar 27, 2013 10:05 am

This is another reminder of the upcoming seminar in a couple of weeks. Hope you can make it.
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Re: Orientation to cave rescue in Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Postby Extremeophile » Mar 27, 2013 10:59 am

I'll be there. It's sure to be a good time.
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Re: Orientation to cave rescue in Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Postby Stridergdm » Mar 27, 2013 12:06 pm

And don't forget the week-long in NY in July and if you can't make that one, start making plans for the Week-long next year in that same area of Colorado.

(if you enjoy the OCR or feel you got something out of it, you'll enjoy the week-long even more and get even more out of it).

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Re: Orientation to cave rescue in Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Postby Anonymous_Coward » Mar 27, 2013 1:33 pm

I support Greg's cheerleading for all of these events, but want to point out that the week-long next year is not in the same area of Colorado as the OCR. It is nearer to Colorado Springs. Colorado Springs to Glenwood Springs = approx. 4 hour drive.
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Re: Orientation to cave rescue in Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Postby Stridergdm » Mar 27, 2013 4:08 pm

Anonymous_Coward wrote:I support Greg's cheerleading for all of these events, but want to point out that the week-long next year is not in the same area of Colorado as the OCR. It is nearer to Colorado Springs. Colorado Springs to Glenwood Springs = approx. 4 hour drive.


Ah, my bad. I thought they were in the same area.

(Besides, in those big western states isn't a "4 hour drive" close by? :woohoo:
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Re: Orientation to cave rescue in Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Postby Anonymous_Coward » Mar 27, 2013 4:57 pm

Stridergdm wrote:(Besides, in those big western states isn't a "4 hour drive" close by? :woohoo:


True enough, 4 hours is a short drive out here. However, the differences between the Front Range and the Western Slope cannot be measured in mere hours or miles.
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Re: Orientation to cave rescue in Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Postby Extremeophile » Mar 27, 2013 5:02 pm

Anonymous_Coward wrote:
Stridergdm wrote:(Besides, in those big western states isn't a "4 hour drive" close by? :woohoo:


True enough, 4 hours is a short drive out here. However, the differences between the Front Range and the Western Slope cannot be measured in mere hours or miles.

There are roughly equal numbers of lunatic cavers in both areas, but they're different kinds of crazy. I'm sure it's the same in other states.
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Re: Orientation to cave rescue in Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Postby Stridergdm » Mar 27, 2013 6:15 pm

Anonymous_Coward wrote:
Stridergdm wrote:(Besides, in those big western states isn't a "4 hour drive" close by? :woohoo:


True enough, 4 hours is a short drive out here. However, the differences between the Front Range and the Western Slope cannot be measured in mere hours or miles.

Hah!
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Re: Orientation to cave rescue in Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Postby cavedoc » Mar 27, 2013 10:07 pm

The California OCR is now making a wait list. Be sure to sign up for Glenwood Springs!
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Re: Orientation to cave rescue in Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Postby Stridergdm » Mar 27, 2013 10:22 pm

cavedoc wrote:The California OCR is now making a wait list. Be sure to sign up for Glenwood Springs!


Now, I forget, does it typhoon at the California OCRs or just regional weeklongs in California?
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Re: Orientation to cave rescue in Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Postby cavedoc » Mar 28, 2013 12:15 am

Stridergdm wrote:Now, I forget, does it typhoon at the California OCRs or just regional weeklongs in California?


So far only week longs. We'll see if an NCRC event can provoke a snowstorm a month and a half into Spring.
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