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Colorado Cave Rescue Seminar

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Dan Sullivan

PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 9:26 am    Post subject: Colorado Cave Rescue Seminar Reply with quote

Colorado Cave Rescue Network (CCRN) will be putting on another rescue seminar on April 22nd and 23rd of 2006. This year it will be held in Colorado Springs in cooperation with the Colorado Springs Fire Dept. (CSFD). 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.

Schedule - Saturday, April 22nd
8:00-8:30 Registration and Check In
8:30-5:30 Lectures, slide shows, hands-on patient packaging and communications.
Sunday, April 23rd
8:30-5:00 Mock rescue held in William’s Canyon.

Cost - The charge for the seminar is $35.00 per person. If you register before April 1st, the fee is only $30.00. This includes all course materials, handouts, as well as coffee and doughnuts at the classroom session.

Location - Saturday sessions will be held at 375 Printers Parkway, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80910. The Sunday mock rescue will be held in William’s Canyon, in one of the caves on Cave of the Winds property.

Personal Equipment - Participants should wear durable, warm clothing and footwear for the Saturday hands-on session. Gloves and knee pads are recommended. We will be outside. For the mock rescue on Sunday, each participant must have the following: a helmet with a mounted light and two back up sources of light, warm clothing (the cave is 54 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. 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. On Sunday bring a sack lunch for the mock rescue exercise.

The seminar will be limited to 75 people, so sign up early if you plan to attend. We have a lot of interest generated by outside, non caving rescue groups. As soon as the web site is up and running, I'll post the link.

For more information about about the upcoming seminar, contact one of the ladies listed below. All checks are to be made out to "Colorado Grotto" and sent to Marty as she is in charge of registration this time:

Marty Morey
7979 Canvasback Ct.
Littleton CO 80125
Email: skiandcave-at-ureach-dot-com
L.P. Lawrence
Email GDC4LP-at-MSN-dot-Com
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Dan Sullivan

PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just in case anyone from Utah cares to venture all the way to Colorado Springs, let me know and I'll try to arrange a caver to stay with. Several of us, including myself, have room for cavers to crash.

My E-mail caverdan-at-aol-dot-com
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