Puget Sound Outdoors (PSO)

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Which Wilderness Medicine course is right for you - WFA, WFR, WEMT?

We will also be offering two WFA - Wilderness First Aid Courses this spring.

Next course is May 25-27.  Sign up by April 11 to receive the early registration price.


Apply to coordinate PSO!

Applications are available for the following PSO positions for next year:

Apply be Friday April 11, 2014


River Rescue certification course

A DYNAMIC water rescue course specifically written and designed for private boaters, kayakers and non-profit organizations! Basic river skills are a prerequisite! Emphasis is on identifying hazards and on RESCUE itself; both of self and others. Thinking through rescues is also emphasized. This is the class you want as a boater to stay safe and know what to do if something goes wrong. Although this course meets agency Swiftwater Rescue certification requirements for river guides and kayakers; its pace allows for thorough integration of knowledge and practice of the skills that matter. The two day format makes the course more affordable and accessible. This course should be a prerequisite to anyone boating on any river anywhere!

The course addresses the river rescue needs of rafters, cat boaters, kayakers, pack rafters, canoeists, riverboarders and SUP paddlers.

  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday and Sunday April 19-20, 2014
  • Location - the Cedar River about 35 minute drive
  • Cost $265

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